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5/26/2019

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 59

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 12:01 am

It is the sixth Sunday of Easter. Today’s Bach cantata is “Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten” (Whoever loves me will keep my word).

Today’s Gospel reading is John 14:23-29:

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

“All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

The text of today’s piece is available here. It contains these words, taken directly from the beginning of the Gospel passage:

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.

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