Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Music: Jesu,Joy of Man's Desiring

We started the year recalling the Jesus Movement of the 1970's then we heard  last week's riveting "Jesus is Just Alright." We go now to the sublime and ethereal strains of J.S. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." The English lyrics, composed by poet laureate Robert Bridges, approach the zen of any "Jesus Movement" of any age in the opening stanza:

Jesu, joy of man's desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.

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