Why do the nations so furiously rage together? from Messiah (Psalm 2:1-2) – 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 2:1-2

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

Why do the nations so furiously rage together? (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

"Why do the nations so furiously rage", Philippe Sly, Julian Wachner

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