J.S. Bach - Cantata 140, Sleepers Awake! - John Van Sloten

December 17, 2006

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryToday we continue our journey into Bach with a look at his Cantata 140 – Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. “Wake up, calls the voice…”

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.”
Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, verses 1-5

SOUL: “When will you come my Salvation?
JESUS: I am coming, your own.
Duet (3) in Cantata 140

"No eye has seen,no ear has heard,no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"
1 Corinthians 2:9

SOUL: our love shall nothing sever
JESUS: our love shall nothing sever
Duet (6) in Cantata 140

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The Apostle Paul in Romans 8:38-9, NIV

Here’s the audio and text for the duet John mentioned in his Bach message.
SOUL: Mein Freund ist mein (My friend is mine)
JESUS: Und ich bin sein (and I am his)
Die Liebe soll nichts scheiden (our love shall nothing sever)
Die Liebe soll nichts scheiden (our love shall nothing sever)
Ich will mit dir in Himmels (I will with you on heaven’s_
Rosen Weiden (roses feed)
Du sollst mit mir in Himmels (you shall with me on heaven’s)
Rosen Weiden (roses feed)
Da Freude die Fulle
Da Wonne (there joy to the full
there rapture)
Wird Sein (will be)

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Music used in this series is from recordings by the Monteverdi Choir with the English Baroque Soloists
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Matthew 25:1-5,1 Corinthians 2:9,Romans 8:38-9,music

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