Friday, November 13, 2009

"And night shall be no more"

Gene Edward Veith honors the passing of Paul Manz by posting this.
An organ virtuoso and respected choral composer, Manz’s best known work is “E’en so Lord Jesus Quickly Come.” It was composed while his 3 year-old son lay dying, it was supposed, though he recovered from his illness, something Manz attributed to prayer. Here is a haunting performance of that piece, with the backdrop of Luther’s church in Wittenberg.
 
E’en so Lord Jesus quickly come  
And night shall be no more  
They need no light, no lamp, nor sun  
For Christ will be their All!
 
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