Tuesday, November 23, 2021

A Musical Thanksgiving Blessing

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In our most recent Bach Cantata Concert, young soloists sang a duet as part of J.S. Bach's Cantata 192 Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God). May the music and words of the duet, translated here into English, be a Thanksgiving blessing for you and your family:

The ever-bountiful God
wishes us life with
an ever happy heart,
and grants us peace;
and holds us in his grace,
safe and strong,
and delivers us from all distress
now and hereafter.

Christopher Short and Caroline LeGrand sing the duet with the Duke Bach Consort and the Mallarmé Chamber Players on November 21, 2021, at Duke University Chapel. Watch the video: