Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
The theme of spiritual life as a kind of awakening is a metaphor found in every culture and tradition. You might enjoy listening to music by the great German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, who chose the theme of awakening for a cantata he composed in 1731. Inspired by the Gospel of Matthew (25:1–13), it opens with the words, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (Sleepers awake! The Voice calls to us).
Audio track provided by Dorian Recordings.