By Request, J.S. Bach: ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme’

OK, let’s get some of these hymns played. Requested by Heidi, a chorus from a Bach cantata, Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme (“Wake, rise, the voices call us”).

This reminds me of a day when some of our family from the Old Country came to America to visit Grandpa. Everyone was sitting outside on the porch, conversing in German, when suddenly my cousin, Christopher, just a little boy at the time, started to cry.

“Why, what’s the matter?”

And he explained: “Everybody’s talkin’ Germany but me!”

13 comments on “By Request, J.S. Bach: ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme’

  1. This video was unavailable to me??? I’m glad Phoebe & Erlene were able to enjoy it. FYI- Great article, Lee, in the Chalcedon Report on Martin Selbrede. He was asked how he manages to get so much done, and he responded, “I do not own a television.”

    1. There should be another place to click, where it says something like, “Watch on YouTube.” If you click that, it’ll take you to the YouTube site and the video there.

    2. But I would think that if the video went unavailable at Whiterabbit’s end, it’d be unavailable here, too. Then again, what I think in regard to any computer issue is bound to be worthless.

    3. I tried it again to get the “Video Unavailable” message in full so I could quote it more accurately. That message comes up as the first line. Then there’s a sentence about why the original poster has blocked it from other people’s websites — and THEN comes a line that says “Watch on YouTube” (underlined). When you click on the underlined “Watch on YouTube,” you get taken to YouTube, and the video immediately begins to run.

      However, since you’re now on the YouTube site, you may get a few seconds of advertising first. Watch the lower right-hand section for the 5-4-3-2-1-SkipAds countdown so you can click “Skip Ads” and get to the music.

    4. Thanks, Phoebe, for taking the trouble. Sometimes a video gets taken down right after I post it. I don’t know why. As of last night the video was still available to me on my own page. Computer stuff. Wait’ll Windows 10 comes along. I’ll wind up in the rubber room.

  2. Wow! Thanks, what a great rendition, I’m bookmarking that. When I clicked the link, it said unavailable but the fine print said I could watch on YouTube so I clicked that fine print and up it came.

    Just read about the those joyous lyrics, they were written by a German pastor in the fifteen hundreds to encourage his congregation in the hope of the Lord after a plague killed 1300 people in their area. “Awake, the Bridegroom Cometh!”

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