Grace Lutheran Church and School


Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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Jesu, my joy
Bach’s motet Jesu, meine Freude is based on another chorale beloved by Lutherans. Best known in English as “Jesus, priceless treasure,” this chorale was written closer to Bach’s time, around 1650. Johann Franck wrote the text while Johann Crüger wrote the haunting tune. In the motet, stanzas of the hymn alternate with passages from Romans 8, expressing the believer’s faith and longing for Jesus.

Organ prelude: Samuel R. Backman, University of Oklahoma and Church of the Assumption, Norman, Oklahoma
Homilist: Gordon R. Extension, Rockford, Minnesota, homilist 
Preview lecture: Carl Schalk, Concordia University Chicago

Kapelle of Concordia University Chicago, guest choir
Charles P. Brown, conducting


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