Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

This is the English title of the 10th movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben.

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.
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.

Scripture reference: Revelation 21

If you do not follow any of the suggested reading in this series, today is the day to take the time to do it. Also go to the Youtube.com link and listen to this performance of the song. Can you see Revelation 21 in your spirit? That glimpse into our future is a Hope encouragement over our present trials, isn’t it? Do you feel the love of the King for His Bridge? WOW!

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