November 27, 2014

Psalm 136
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! As you prepare for this special day, take a few moments to read Psalm 136. Read it slowly and allow every word to reach into the depths of your heart. This passage reveals our greatest expectation for all time: “His love endures forever.” As you give thanks today, remember his love endures now and always. Enjoy listening to Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and meditate on this praise song written by J.S. Bach in the 1700’s, translated below:

Well for me that I have Jesus, O how strong I hold — to Him
That He might refresh my heart when so sick and sad — am I.
Jesus have I, He who loves me, He whotakes me as —His own!
Ah, therefore I don’t leave Jesus, lest I should break my heart.