By Request, ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’

I usually save this hymn for Christmas-time; but Erlene planted the suggestion in my head this morning, so here it is–Jesu, Joy of Men’s Desiring, by J.S. Bach, performed by the New London Symphony Orchestra.

I was whistling this to myself one day, on my way into the Y, when a passerby stopped and said, “That’s so beautiful! What’s it called?” So I told him. Surely among the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

Hymn: ‘Jesu, Joy of Men’s Desiring’

We usually hear this beautiful hymn around Christmastime, but there’s nothing wrong with hearing it now. In fact, after a week of watching Satan’s vandals trash our civilization, I need it now. It reminds me that God already has the answer to our self-imposed prison sentence in a fallen world. God will regenerate His creation through His Son, Jesus Christ.

So here it is–music by J.S. Bach, wonderful performance, and hope provided by the King of Kings.