Words by Johann Crüger (1653) Jesu, meine Freude - translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1863. Music by J.S. Bach, 1723.
Jesus, priceless Treasure,
Source of purest pleasure,
Truest Friend to me.
Ah, how long in anguish
Shall my spirit languish,
Yearning, Lord, for Thee?
Thou art mine, O Lamb divine!
I will suffer naught to hide Thee,
Naught I ask beside Thee.
It's actually Ruth's fault. We were singing together in the van last night as we were driving back from Minot and she started this one - and neither of us could remember all the words. It wasn't in either of the hymn books I had in the van, so it's been an ear worm all day today. Lovely harmonies though; if you have to have an ear worm, choose one with lovely harmonies.
Had a lovely service today; appointed elders for Northwest congregation. In order of height, they're Dennis Belliveau, Dwight Muller, Leslie Williams, Walter Pradzynski.
Then had a crowd over for lunch (which was a bit of a surprise to me - was only planning on Walt and Ruth, my parents, Leo and myself - but had around 20 or so.)
Have been visiting with Rose on skype for most of the evening. It's nice that even though she's living so far away, we can still talk daily.
Bram arrives home tomorrow from the quiz tournament he's been at in Minneapolis. He phoned me Thursday and Friday nights and gave me updates but haven't heard from him for the past two nights so I don't know how they did in the end.
It's late. Need to go to bed.