​Musical Musings~ Reflections on Sunday’s Music

June 7, 2015
  1.  Today's Musical Offering: E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Today's offering music is an arrangement for trumpet of Paul Manz's 1953 motet "E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come." The text of the work was primarily adapted from Revelation 22: "And night shall be no more; they need no light nor lamp nor sun, for Christ will be their all."
Paul and Ruth Manz composed this motet during a severe illness of their three-year old son. Ruth Manz stated the following about this challenging valley of their lives: "I think we'd reached the point where we felt that time was certainly running out so we committed it to the Lord and said, 'Lord Jesus, quickly come.'"
Her husband Paul began composing the piece at his son's bedside setting it with a slow (adagio) tempo however allowing space for the phrases to "breathe."
The great news is that due to a dedicated spirit of prayer their son recovered.
We are not granted our next hour-when will we commit our time to the Lord completely by saying " E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come?"

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