Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring
The dynamic markings and bowings are editorial, and the keyboard part incorporates the chorale vocal parts as an aid to rehearsal. Suite for Strings Pack by John Rutter.
Cares may vex and troubles grieve me, yet will Jesus never leave me. Him I never will forsake, even though my heart should break.
The lyrics below are by the English poet Robert S. Bridges, and are commonly sung with Bach's Jesu music some consider it an original poem, others feel Bridges used poetic license to translate Jahn's hymn text :.
Bridges, and are commonly sung with Bach's Jesu music some consider it an original poem, others feel Bridges used poetic license to translate Jahn's hymn text : Jesu, joy of man's desiring, Holy wisdom, Love most bright, Drawn by thee, our souls aspiring Soar to uncreated light. Recently it has had a resurgence of popularity through new vocal adaptations by several artists.
Like the disciples after the Resurrection, our souls are also called to soar from our experience of the Risen Lord. What does that soaring Bach wrote about mean to us as a Precious Blood community?
It is easy to get discouraged and stay in a place of fear and sadness similar to what the disciples initially felt, hearing about what is happening in the world, our communities, our Church and even our families.