Patterico's Pontifications

6/9/2019

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 74

Filed under: Bach Cantatas,General,Music — Patterico @ 9:04 am



It is the Day of Pentecost. Today’s Bach cantata is “Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten” (He who loves me will obey my commands).

Today’s Gospel reading is John 14:8-17, (25-27):

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

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

Whoever loves Me will keep My Word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling with him.

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

2 Responses to “Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 74”

  1. The spirit is within us. May we listen and hear.

    DRJ (15874d)

  2. Thank you again, Patterico.

    Simon Jester (f546bc)


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