Patterico's Pontifications

5/19/2019

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 95

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



It is the fifth Sunday of Easter. Today’s Bach cantata is “Christus, der ist mein Leben” (Christ, he is my life)

Today’s Gospel reading is John 13:31-35:

When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

“My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

The text of today’s piece is available here. It contains these words:

If a shepherd now seeks his lost sheep,
how shall Jesus not find me again,
since He is my head and I am one of His members!
Thus I can now, with joyful spirit,
establish my blessed resurrection in my Savior.

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

2 Responses to “Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 95”

  1. One thing about that “new command” that always struck me.
    Ex hypothesi, Jesus is God. So doesn’t that mean Jesus was saying Christians should love each other, not with a merely human love, but love in the way that God loves them?

    Kishnevi (eabe14)

  2. Yes, that is exactly right, Kish.

    felipe (023cc9)


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