Sunday, February 17, 2008

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Times when music inspires
We need inspiration sometimes
Read the words and listen
I find the words almost Biblical
Stunning music,and tonight
I need to be inspired.

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Holy wisdom, love most bright
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
With the fire of life impassioned
Striving still to truth unknown
Soaring, dying round Thy throne

The original song continues with these words:
Through the way where hope is guiding
Hark, what peaceful music rings
Where the flock, in Thee confiding
Drink of joy from deathless springs
Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure
Theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown

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