If you but trust in God to guide you

Jun 22, 2020

If you but trust in God to guide you (Hymn 769) Wer our den Lieben Gott Lasst Walten
Georg Neumark wrote this hymn, text and tune, in the winter of 1640-1641 with the subtitle A song of comfort.  That God, in his own time, will care for and preserve His own after the verse ‘Cast thy burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain thee, Psalm 55:22.  Johann Sebastian Bach used it in no less than 8 cantatas (21, 27, 84, 88 93, 166, 179, and 197).  He also wrote several organ chorales (organ music based on a chorale/hymn tune).

Yo Yo Ma on the album “Simply Baroque II” (remastered)

This is a wonderful adaptation for instrumental ensemble. Listen to the whole album – it’s terrific.


The National Lutheran Choir

I can’t recommend this group highly enough.  Check out more of their music online.


The Fountainview Academy

What could be more inspiring than the voices of young people embracing this wonderful hymn?


The Collegium Vocale, Ghent, Philippe Herrewige


The organ chorale BWV 645

Hear it on an organ to what Neumark and Bach may have used.
I hope these links will encourage you to further explore our great heritage of song.  If you would like a hymnal to keep at home, please call me at 617-852-3533.
God bless, Cheryl