This is the second of this series of devotions and organ music for the Sundays of Advent
J.S. Bach, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 739
St Paul announces the Messiah of all Jews and Gentiles alike. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
Johannes Brahms, Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
We live in terror of the end of the world or any number of calamities, but there is another way to see the eschatological Kingdom. We must be ready, not to fear, and wait… This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Dietrich Buxtehude, Chacone.