“Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen”  is one of my favorite Bach cantatas. The opening chorus is magnificent; one can here the camels swaying. “They shall from out Sheba all be coming, gold and incense bringing, and the Lord’s great praise then tell abroad.”

Bach’s cantata’s are such an such an extraordinary treasure. One of my confrères likes to use them an an example for this famous teaching of Lumen Gentium:

Many elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside of [the Church’s] visible structure. These elements, as gifts belonging to the Church of Christ, are forces impelling toward catholic unity.

Epiphany Cantata

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