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Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 100

Filed under: Bach Cantatas,General,Music — Patterico @ 9:51 am

It is the seventh Sunday of Easter. The title of today’s cantata is “Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan” (What God does is done well).

Today’s Gospel reading is John 15:9-17:

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”

The text of today’s cantata is available here. The opening chorale is translated as follows:

What God does is well done,
His will remains righteous;
however he begins my affairs,
I will silently keep to Him.
He is my God,
who in need
knows well how to sustain me;
therefore I let Him alone rule.

Happy listening!

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

4 Responses to “Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 100”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. Nations, politics, the things we discuss so hotly during the week, are things of this world. We demand our leaders and governments be pure, yet see Luke 4:5

    5 Then the devil, taking [Jesus] up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

    All of our governments and empires belong to the devil. Their works are sin. Why are we surprised that they are corrupt, and their leaders are flawed? Why do we think we can fix them by mortal effort? The energy we spend on them is futile, denying God the constant praise He wants.

    gp (0c542c)

  3. Indeed the message has been going on since Moses elijah Jeremiah yet we miss the lesson.

    narciso (d1f714)

  4. ‘One detail may frustrate some and vindicate others: The original clip came from the page for “laurel,” the word for a wreath worn on the head, “usually a symbol of victory.”’

    So I heard laurel, which is what the audio came from.

    And the actual real life dress was blue, which is what I saw.

    Everyone else is wrong.

    matt d (d4aa6f)

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