Tag Archives: Handel’s Messiah

By Request, ‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’

“Thewhiterabbit” recommended this: from G.F. Handel’s The Messiah, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, For Unto Us a Child is Born. The text, of course, is from Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”

Come, Lord Jesus, Come!


He Shall Reign Forever

Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, here performed by the Royal Choral Society, is about the best way I know of proclaiming the glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His sovereign right to the lordship of heaven and earth. We long for that day when He shall set His throne upon the mountains of the earth, and reign with judgment and with justice, with goodness and with mercy, forever. “The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” –Isaiah 9:7


Chorus: ‘Glory to God’

From Handel’s Messiah, sung by the Taverner Choir and Players, the chorus, Glory to God… Think of the high artistic gifts that went into this, given by God to the composer, singers, instrumentalists, conductor, church architects–and all offered back, to the glory of God.


‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’

This is part of Handel’s Messiah, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra; and for once I can give you the lyrics.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace…      –Isaiah 9:6

Suggested by Erlene.


Hymn, ‘Who Is the King of Glory?’

This is from Handel’s Messiah, performed by the Crown College Choir.

Psalm 24 both asks the question and states the answer:

Who is the king of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle…

Who is the king of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the king of glory.


Encore, ‘I Know That My Redeemer Liveth’

From the choir at Oxford, excerpted from Handel’s The Messiah (third part, aria), we present I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.

This solo, by the way, was sung by an 11-year-old boy named Henry Jenkinson. Remarkable.


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