Patterico's Pontifications

11/1/2020

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 107

Filed under: Bach Cantatas,General,Music — Patterico @ 9:51 am



It is All Saints Day. Today’s Bach cantata is “Was willst du dich betrüben” (Why would you grieve):

Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 5:1-12:

Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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

Why do you wish to trouble yourself,
O my beloved soul?
Abandon yourself to loving Him
who is called Emmanuel!
Trust in Him alone,
He will make all things good,
and see to your affairs,
so that they come out happily for you!

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.

3 Responses to “Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 107”

  1. First with Covid and now with my daughter away in college, I have not been going to church, and I appreciate these posts even more than before, Patterico. Thank you!

    nk (1d9030)

  2. Our Windy City barrister wrote:

    First with Covid and now with my daughter away in college, I have not been going to church, and I appreciate these posts even more than before, Patterico. Thank you!

    Go ahead anyway! You can do it!

    Our small parish is almost back to 100% of our pre-COVID attendance, and, for the first time in weeks and weeks, our pastor didn’t give us a blatantly political homily. Well, it is All Saint’s Day, which kind of takes precedence, and next Sunday will be after the election. 🙂

    Sadly enough, with Reichsstatthalter Andy Beshear’s (NSDAP-KY) restrictions on our First Amendment rights of free exercise of religion and peaceable assembly, ever since we were so graciously allowed to go back to church, attendance at Mass has almost seemed like a political act as well as a religious one.

    The Dana in Kentucky (2e5280)

  3. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

    HCI (92ea66)


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