One of my cousin’s tagged me in a Facebook Meme “30 Day Challenge”. I thought it would make good blog fodder. It will take me more than 30 days but I’m going to post several a week.
The song for Day 1 is to to post my favorite song. One of my favorite songs Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by J.S. Bach. In my opinion it is second only to The Hallelujah Chorus by G. F. Handel. This version is preformed by Celtic Woman.
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.
Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.