The fifth movement is a bass recitative with only continuo accompaniment. It is a "harmonically adventurous", "forceful little movement marked by a robust melodic line".
The following bass aria is accompanied by oboe d'amore and continuo, and is a "jaunty, pastoral dance" in 6/8 time and ritornello-ternary form. The movement is notable for a long rising melisma omitted from the reworked version in BWV 197.
Musicologist Julian Mincham suggests that the chorale is "one of the sturdiest in the repertoire".
^ abc"BWV 197a". University of Alberta. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
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