Patterico's Pontifications

4/29/2018

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 148

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



It is the fifth Sunday of Easter. The title of today’s cantata is “Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens” (Bring to the Lord the honor due His name).

Today’s Gospel reading is John 15:1-8:

The Vine and the Branches

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

The text of today’s cantata is available here. The fifth movement, a recitative, contains these words:

Stay also, my God, in me
and give me Your Spirit,
which shall govern me according to Your word,

Happy listening!

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

16 Responses to “Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 148”

  1. Que pasa, Patterico? I hope I’m not out of line posting on this thread by way of “hello.” I’m very disappointed to have read about what happened at RedState this weekend, though I am glad to hear you will land on your feet. I hope the others that were let go there land on their feet as well.

    I think you and I do share many (if not most) opinions on matters of Trump, but regardless, you strike me as a good guy. I’ve been following your writing since the early days of l’affaire Kimberlin, though only now am I chiming in. You’re a breath of fresh air in a time when most of the conservative blogosphere has degenerated (is degenerating, perhaps?) into the same unreadable clickbait-tripe.

    Gryph (08c844)

  2. I love these posts. Thank you for the Sunday reading.

    Estarcatus (d19e9c)

  3. Thank you, Patterico. We missed church today. My daughter was flying back from your fair city, where she took a recruiting tour of UCLA. I didn’t know you called your skid row Skid Row.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. German for Lord is Herr and in Spanish it is El Senor?

    Is that because in Spanish and German history, the Lords were not very nice and hence not a good title for God’s Son?

    william elbel (fd5d32)

  5. Que pasa, Patterico? I hope I’m not out of line posting on this thread by way of “hello.” I’m very disappointed to have read about what happened at RedState this weekend, though I am glad to hear you will land on your feet. I hope the others that were let go there land on their feet as well.

    I think you and I do share many (if not most) opinions on matters of Trump, but regardless, you strike me as a good guy. I’ve been following your writing since the early days of l’affaire Kimberlin, though only now am I chiming in. You’re a breath of fresh air in a time when most of the conservative blogosphere has degenerated (is degenerating, perhaps?) into the same unreadable clickbait-tripe.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  6. Just like that Democrap lawsuit timing, it has finally dawned on a lot of folks that Trump is not going anywhere so the cache for the “Never Trumpers” may have finally exceeded its shelf life?

    william elbel (fd5d32)

  7. Re #3, these guys drew the same short straw as Guaranteed Rate Mortgage Co.

    urbanleftbehind (24e2ff)

  8. 6. I’m pragmatic. I know that Trump will run in 2020, and he’ll probably win too. I didn’t vote for him in 2016, and I won’t vote for him when he stands for re-election in 2020. If he doesn’t really need my vote, the only reason for you to tweak me is to be a douchebag. If he does need my vote, then maybe you don’t want to turn me off by being a douchebag. Either way, it is to Trump’s supporters’ advantage to not be douchebags.

    Gryph (08c844)

  9. 6. I’m pragmatic. I know that Trump will run in 2020, and he’ll probably win too. I didn’t vote for him in 2016, and I won’t vote for him when he stands for re-election in 2020. If he doesn’t really need my vote, the only reason for you to tweak me is to be a douchebag. If he does need my vote, then maybe you don’t want to turn me off by being a douchebag. Either way, it is to Trump’s supporters’ advantage to not be douchebags.

    True. What percentage of them care more about electoral realities like this, do you think, versus the percentage who just revel in being jerks, with Trump as their jerk role model?

    Patterico (115b1f)

  10. Let me reiterate how wonderful it is to see sane voices like yours here, Gryph. Please stay and comment a lot!

    Patterico (115b1f)

  11. nk,

    What an exciting time for your daughter, but do you really think she’s ready for college at 12? I’m sure she can’t be any older than 12 or maybe 13!

    DRJ (15874d)

  12. She’s sixteen, DRJ. A sophomore in high school and learning how to drive. It may be an exciting time for her; her mother and I might choose a different word. 😉

    nk (dbc370)

  13. You have a lovely daughter and those years are exciting. Congratulations!

    DRJ (15874d)

  14. 9. I understand that Trump’s supporters revel in the political shoe being on the other foot. In that regard, support for Trump makes perfect sense to me. My problem with that is simply being from a policy standpoint, pissing off liberals does absolutely nothing to enhance my freedom or reduce the authoritarian power of government.

    Trump has done some good. I can acknowledge it, and even be glad about it. But the problem is not with any particular president; the problem is with the presidenCY. It’s the system that’s broken. Whatever good Trump has done can be just as easily undone by subsequent administrations and congresses.

    So let me finish this thought with a final admonition for Trumps supporters:

    If the thought of Hillary as president really did send you into a blind panic, if if the thought of who might sit in the oval office really causes you to lose sleep in an election year, the presidency has too much power invested in the office no matter who occupies it.

    Gryph (08c844)

  15. Thank you, DRJ!

    nk (dbc370)

  16. If the thought of Hillary as president really did send you into a blind panic, if if the thought of who might sit in the oval office really causes you to lose sleep in an election year, the presidency has too much power invested in the office no matter who occupies it.

    Great point, Gryph!

    LJ (9188cd)


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