Sunday evening the hubster, two friends, and I attended the Cathedral Choral Society of Bethlehem’s concert of Handel’s Messiah. The choir director from the hubster’s church was the guest Soprano. Now, I am not a classical music lover by any stretch of the imagination but I really appreciated some of the beautiful words in this piece of music. I hope you enjoy the ones I have selected to share.
Recitative (Bass): Thus saith the Lord of Hosts: Yet once a little while and I shall shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all the nations and the desire of all nations shall come. The Lord who ye seek shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant who ye delight in; Behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.
Air (Soprano): How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.
Air (Soprano): I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep.
Chorus: Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory and blessing. Blessing and honor, glory and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. AMEN.