Sadie is at NorCal Honor Choir through this Sunday when our Choir performs under the direction of Robert Worth, Music Director for Sonoma Bach, which he founded 10 years ago. Sadie sang with him for many years. Then last fire, we hosted Sonoma Bach at the Glaser Center when, on short notice, their venue at Sonoma State was closed. Mr Worth is delighted to be able to return the favor by subbing for Sadie.
The piece is “Komm Heiliger Geist”, original German words by Martin Luther, music by J S Bach. Translated and arranged by Robert Worth specially for us.
Come holy spirit now, fill our souls,
By all your graces make us whole;
To each believer’s mind and heart,
Your fervent love do now impart;
By the shining brightness of your light,
You in the faith do us unite,
Of ev’ry land and ev’ry tongue;
So to your praise let now be sung.
You holy light, guide divine,
Now cause the word of life to shine;
Teach us to show our love aright,
And share our blessings with delight;
From ev’ry error keep us free,
Let none but love our master be,
That we in living faith abide,
Our spirits soar above the starry sky.
You holy fire, comfort true,
Grant us the will your work to do,
And in your service to e’er remain,
Let hardship turn us not aside;
Now by your pow’r prepare each heart,
And to our weakness strength impart,
That bravely here we may contend,
Through death and life to you, our light, ascend.