This piece was performed as part of this year's Christmas Cantata at Berean Baptist Church on December 12, 2021 You can hear the full program at the link below.
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Hymn Information Provided by FBC Radio
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Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Words: Martin Janus
Music: Werde Munter | Johann Schop; arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach
1. 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.
2. 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.