Monday, December 31, 2007

A Confession of Faith for New Year's Day

Immanuel, oh sweet word!
My Jesus is my shepherd,

my Jesus is my life.

My Jesus has given himself to me,

my Jesus shall evermore
hover before my eyes;
my Jesus is my joy,

my Jesus restores heart and breast.

From Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach, 1734
Part IV, "For the Feast of Circumcision" (New Year's Day)

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