Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring – Bach

Sometime played in a restful way, sometimes more lively, Jesu Joy is an adaptable tune.
Notes
Bach’s famous anthem from his Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, is a favourite anthem at Weddings.

Duration

TO FOLLOW

Forces required
EITHER Organ and Soprano
OR Organ and Trumpet
OR Organ and Choir

Title
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Source
Organ arrangement by Georg Fjelrad (Jesu bleibet maine Freude), published by Wilhelm Hansen Edition, No. 3983, 1955.
Text
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.

Words by Martin Jahn (1661), translated by Robert Bridges (1844 - 1930)