May 28

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, from Messiah (Psalm 24:7-10) – 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)

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates (chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Lift up your heads, O ye gates starts at approximately 1:22:14]
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May 27

But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell, from Messiah (Psalm 16:10) – George F. Handel

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

Psalm 16:10

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell starts at approximately 1:19:51]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Judith Nelson

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May 24

Thy rebuke hath broken His heart, from Messiah (Psalm 69:20) – George F. Handel

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

Psalm 69:20

20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Thy rebuke hath broken His heart starts at approximately 1:16:11]
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Soloist Paul Elliott

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May 23

He trusted in God, from Messiah (Psalm 22:8) – George F. Handel

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

Psalm 22:8

He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

He trusted in God (Chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[He trusted in God starts at approximately 1:13:54]
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