A Bach Benediction (Based upon "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," from Cantata BWV 147). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Jean Anne Shafferman. Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Masterworks; Worship Resources. Advent; Baroque; Christmas; Easter; Funeral; Masterwork; Peace/Brotherhood; Sacred; Spring; Wedding; Winter. Grade 3. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.24349).
This inspired adaptation of Bachâ€™s Jesu, Joy of Manâ€™s Desiring, pairs his immortal chorus with the beloved 18th century hymn text, Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing, creating the perfect worship benediction! An alternate text for Advent/Christmas and an optional congregational refrain are also included. Perform the anthem in its entirety, or if a shorter benediction is preferred, perform only the final two phrases.