Thus saith the Lord, from Messiah (Haggai 2:6-7; Malachi 3:1) – 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)

Haggai 2:6-7; Malachi 3:1

For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Thus saith the Lord (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Thus saith the Lord starts at approximately 10:39]
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