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Handel's Oratorio "Messiah"




The Hope Of The Redeemed

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The Gospel In Song

No. 45 -- AIR
"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" (Job 19:25-26). "For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep" (1 Corinthians 15:20).
No. 46 -- QUARTET  "Since by man came death..."
No. 47 -- CHORUS "By man came also the resurrection of the dead" (1 Cor. 15:21).
No. 48 -- QUARTET "For as in Adam all die..."
No. 49 -- CHORUS "Even so in Christ shall all be made alive" (1 Cor. 15:22).
No. 50 -- RECIT.
Accomp. (BASS)
"Behold, I tell you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet" (1 Cor. 15:51-52).
No. 51 -- AIR
"The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" (1 Cor. 15:52). "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality" (1 Cor. 15:53).
No. 52 -- RECIT.
"Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory!" (1 Cor. 15:54).
No. 53 -- DUET
"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law" (1 Cor. 15:55-56).
No. 54 -- CHORUS "But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (v. 57). 

The Confidence Of The Redeemed
No. 55 -- AIR
"If God be for us, who can be against us? who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth, who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea, rather that is risen again, who makes intercession for us" (Romans 8:31-34).

Final Triumph Of Messiah
No. 56 -- CHORUS
(Midi is music for
both 56 and 57)
"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 honour, and glory, and blessing. Blessing, and honour, glory and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever" (Rev. 5:12-13).
 No. 57 -- CHORUS "Amen" (Rev. 5:13).

Appreciation/Explanation of Handel's Messiah