J.S Bach wrote his cantata Ich Habe Genug for the Feast of the Purification of Mary to be performed in Leipzig on 2nd February 1727. The work is a retelling of the story of the old man Simeon who, waiting in the temple, was presented with the baby Jesus. As he held the baby in his arms, in Bach's version he says:
It is enough.I have held the Saviour, the hope of all peoples, In the warm embrace of my arms. It is enough.
In this edition of Soul Music, oboist George Caird recalls playing Ich Habe Genug at ......