Versions of the tune were current in the seventeenth century, including the one by Crüger, which J S Bach took and used in several versions in both the St John and St Matthew Passions. Heermann’s hymn begins ‘Herzliebster Jesu’ (‘Heart-beloved Jesus’).
from notes by Alan Luff © 2002
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