Outstanding day today. Started with worship at St. Martins Lutheran in Sugar Land, Texas for Palm Sunday. Led a Bible study on Mark 8: Who do people say I am? Beef stroganoff and homemade bread at Pastor Steve Kelly’s house. Then to two congregations in Rosenberg, TX who are grieving over churchwide assembly decisions. Then ended the day in the best possible way: with Bach. The St. John passion with the Bach Choir and period instruments at Christ the King, Houston, TX. Ahhh. Good for the soul. 179 miles. 

Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein
Am letzten End die Seele mein
In Abrahams Schoß tragen,
Den Leib in seim Schlafkämmerlein
Gar sanft ohn eigne Qual und Pein
Ruhn bis am jüngsten Tage!
Alsdenn vom Tod erwecke mich,
Dass meine Augen sehen dich
In aller Freud, o Gottes Sohn,
Mein Heiland und Genadenthron!
Herr Jesu Christ, erhöre mich,

Ich will dich preisen ewiglich!

(Final Chorus)


 40.(68.) Chorale (S, A, T, B)

Ah Lord, let thine own angels dear 
At my last hour my spirit bear 
To Abraham’s own bosom, 
My body in its simple bed 
In peace without distress and dread 
Rest till the day of judgment! 

And then from death awaken me, 
That with mine eyes I may see thee 
In fullest joy, O God’s own Son, 
My Savior and my gracious throne! 
Lord Jesus Christ, give ear to me, 
I would thee praise eternally!