Sunday, December 22, 2013

Messiah shall come!

Via Mere Comments, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata for the 4th Sunday in Advent, Karl Richter, Munich Bach-Choir/Orchestra, 1972:


Make ready the pathways
And make ev'ry byway
In faith and in living
Now smooth for the Highest,
Messiah shall come! ....

Arouse us through Thy dear grace;
The ancient man make weaker,
So that the new may live
E'en here while on earth dwelling,
His mind and ev'ry yearning,
His thoughts inclined to Thee.