Jesu, joy of man's desiring, BWV 147.10 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Editor: William Chimiak (submitted 2020-02-25). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 133 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
- Editor: David R. King (submitted 2009-12-03). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 35 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Voice parts only, with cues. One (English) verse.
- Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 2000-02-16). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 48 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Choral part only, English text only.
First published: 1642
2nd published: 1884 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 30
Opus: BWV 147 , mvt. 10
Description: The original music comes from the cantata, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147, in which this ornamented choral appears twice, mvt. 6 and mvt. 10.
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Original text and translations
- Jesu, joy of man's desiring
- Jesu, joy of man's desiring,
- Holy wisdom, Love most bright,
- Drawn by thee, our souls aspiring
- Soar to uncreated light.
- Word of God our flesh that fashioned
- With the fire of life impassioned,
- Striving still to truth unknown,
- Soaring, dying round thy throne.
- Through the way where hope is guiding,
- Hark, what peaceful music rings,
- Where the flock, in thee confiding,
- Drink of joy from deathless springs.
- Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure,
- Theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure.
- Thou dost ever lead thine own
- In the love of joys unknown.}}