Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my Joy): J.S. Bach: Motet BWV 227

'Jesus, my Joy' is a piece of music everyone should be familiar with.  The work is based on 'Jesus, Priceless Treasure,’ a Hymn by Johann Franck (1650) and passages from the New Testament book of Romans chapter eight.  Bach wrote this funeral music to remind us that “Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rich Veins: Psalm 94

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. 
Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute? 
They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. 
But the LORD has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.