02 February 2010

A Blessed Feast of the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord!

Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr dahin
In Gottes Wille,
Getrost ist mir mein Herz und Sinn,
Sanft und stille.
Wie Gott mir verheißen hat,
Der Tod ist mein Schlaf worden.

I don't believe that Luther ever wrote another melody that was so perfectly wedded to the text; the very sound of peace!


Rev. James Leistico said...

how about them turtles in TDP?

William Weedon said...

Just a nice abbreviation for "turtle-doves." Say, I must say that I was totally gypped as far as a visit with you all. We must reschedule and do the real thing!!!

William Weedon said...

P.S. This was the Office hymn in Vespers. Kind of ended up being a solo by yours truly. It's such a beautiful tune and text, I really need to work on teaching it to the congregation!!!