Lobet den Herrn, alle seine Heerscharen, BWV Anh 5

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This article is about a lost musical work. For similarly titled extant cantatas, see Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69.

Lobet den Herrn, alle seine Heerscharen (Praise ye the Lord, all ye of his great armies), BWV Anh 5, is a cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is one of two cantatas which he composed for the twenty-fourth birthday of Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen on 10 December 1718.[1] The music of the work is lost.[2]

The librettist of the cantata was Christian Friedrich Hunold (Menantes). Although as a congratulatory work Lobet den Herrn, alle seine Heerschare is classed as a secular cantata rather than a church cantata, it appears to have been intended for performance in connection with a religious service (bey gehaltenem Gottes-Dienste). The librettist used text from Psalm 119.[2]


  1. ^ Wolff, C (2001). Johann Sebastian Bach. WW Norton. p. 197. ISBN 978-0-393-07595-3. 
  2. ^ a b "Cantata BWV Anh 5". Bach Cantatas Website. Retrieved 25 June 2013.