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Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 49

Filed under: Bach Cantatas,General,Music — Patterico @ 12:01 am

It is the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The title of today’s Bach cantata is “Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen” (I go forth and seek with longing).

Today’s Gospel reading is John 6:56-69, which continues the theme of the last two weeks: Jesus as the bread of life. Apparently it didn’t go over well with everyone.

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

Many Disciples Desert Jesus

On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”

From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

The text of today’s piece is available here. The second recitative (section 5) contains these words of joy in accepting the invitation to the holy banquet of redemption:

How happy I am!
Heaven is raised up for me:
Majesty itself calls and sends its servants,
so that the fallen race
in the hall of heaven
at the banquet of redemption
might be a guest,
here I come, Jesus, let me in!

Happy listening!

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

14 Responses to “Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 49”

  1. I will enjoy sit back and enjoy the music.

    For entirely other reasons I was up and about.

    “In the first week of May 1944, Satterlee underwent training for a special mission assigned to her for the Normandy landings…”

    She and her crew were training in Caribbean to provide gunfire support.

    “…She was to support a crack unit of 200 Army rangers in eliminating a German gun battery at Pointe du Hoc which commanded the Omaha landing beaches. After escorting minesweepers to the beach area on the night of 5 and 6 June, she commenced pre-arranged fire on Pointe du Hoc at 05:48, 6 June. As the rangers landed, she broke up enemy units attempting to oppose them from the top of the cliff.

    Although the rangers found that the battery’s guns had been removed before the landings, German resistance was stiff, and Satterlee provided gunfire support for the rest of the day. Satterlee remained off the Normandy beaches for the next forty days, and then joined the invasion force which arrived off Saint-Tropez, southern France, on 15 August 1944. Here she helped repel a night attack of five German motor torpedo boats, sinking one from which she rescued twelve survivors…”

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  2. It wasn’t an original thought and I don’t want to attribute to the skipper of Satterlee but if that was what ii was going to take to get the infantrymen up those cliffs they would have beached their ships.

    This anchor belonged to the Norwegian destroyer SVENNER which
    took part in “D-day” and was sunk by a German torpedo boat on
    the 6th of June 1944. The anchor was found and recovered by the
    French Navy during the summer of 2003.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  3. I don’t know if the two things are connected. I only know the Norwegians fought like tigers at Normandy. If you are interested there is a memorial to Norwegian destroyermen at Normandy.

    G&& d&&n. I keep hearing about the Anglosphere. But if it weren’t for the Poles there wouldn’t be an America. A few others, too.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  4. Speaking of hard sayings, how many will leave the Church after this hard saying?

    Lord have mercy on us! Time for reparations.

    felipe (023cc9)

  5. Probably none, felipe. There is no shame in our times.

    DRJ (46c88f)

  6. The signs was pointing in that direction like 12:54, as they are in this day, but we refuse to listen.

    Narciso (ad700c)

  7. Probably none, felipe. There is no shame in our times.
    DRJ (46c88f) — 8/26/2018 @ 10:00 am

    Don’t be so sure, my angel. There is still some pride, and consequently some shame, left in this world.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  8. In the #MeToo era I hope I’m still safe to call you my angel.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  9. Luke 12:54, Isaiah 53 didn’t seem to make an impression.

    Narciso (224a5a)

  10. Or maybe it sounded so nice it needed to be said twice.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

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  13. The phrases I even have spoken to you—they’re complete of the Spirit and lifestyles. Yet there are some of you who do not trust. Jesus had recognized from the start which of them did no longer believe and who might betray him. He went on to say This is why I instructed you that no one can come to me except the Father has enabled them who can do my essay for me cheap online.

    Angelica Mandy (813399)

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