Day 19: Hallelujah Chorus

The Messiah is an oratorio composed in 1741 by George Friedrich Handel, using texts from the King James Version of the English Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed on April 13, 1742 in Dublin, and premiered in London the following year. While not overwhelmingly received initially, this oratorio has gone on to become one of the world’s best-known and most-performed choral works in western music.

The Hallelujah Chorus concludes the second of the three parts of the oratorio, and derives its text solely from the Book of Revelation. To watch and listen, click HERE.
I’ve interspersed the Hallelujah text and its accompanying scripture  below.

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude,
like the roar of many waters
and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.”
Revelation 19:6

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, 
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord
and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”

Revelation 11:15

The kingdom of this world
Is become the kingdom of our Lord,
And of His Christ, and of His Christ;
And He shall reign for ever and ever,
For ever and ever, forever and ever.

On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written,
King of kings and Lord of lords.

Revelation 19:16

King of kings, and Lord of lords,
King of kings, and Lord of lords,
And Lord of lords,
And He shall reign,
And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings, forever and ever,
And Lord of lords,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

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