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Thy King Cometh


Merry Christmas, from Händel, to me, to you.

08 Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive (Alto Recitative)

Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel—
God with us.

Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23

09 O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings (Alto Aria, Chorus)

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion,
get thee up into the high mountain:
O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem,
lift up thy voice with strength;
lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah,
Behold your God!
Arise, shine; for thy light is come,
and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Isaiah 40:9; 60:1

10 For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover The Earth (Bass Recitative)

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
and gross darkness the people:
but the Lord shall arise upon thee,
and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light,
and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Isaiah 60:2-3

11 The People That Walked In The Darkness (Bass Aria)

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them hath the light shined.

Isaiah 9:2

12 For Unto Us A Child Is Born (Chorus)

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, Counsellor,
The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

14 There Were Shepherds Abiding (Soprano Recitative)

And there were shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid.

Luke 2:8–9

15 And The Angel Said Unto Them (Soprano Recitative)

And the angel said unto them, Fear not:
for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10–11

16 And Suddenly There Was With The Angel (Soprano Recitative)

And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God, and saying,

Luke 2:13

17 Glory To God In The Highest (Chorus)

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:13

18 Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion (Soprano Aria)

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion;
shout, O daughter of Jerusalem:
behold, thy King cometh unto thee;
he is the righteous Saviour,
and he shall speak peace unto the heathen.

Zechariah 9:9-10

Posted 2011·12·26 by David Kjos
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