O Death, where is thy sting? But thanks be to God (1 Corinthians 15:55-57) – George F. Handel

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript ...

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

1 Corinthians 15:55-57

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

O Death, where is thy sting? But thanks be to God (duet, chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[O Death, where is thy sting? But thanks be to God starts at approximately 2:00:54]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Carolyn Watkinson
Soloist Paul Elliott

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