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Celebrating good news

Revelation 19,  King James Version

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,

Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying,

The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written,

King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

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Messiah Hallelujah Chorus

Often referred to as the Hallelujah Chorus, this passage is the most recognized part of Handel’s Messiah. We associate  Messiah with Christmas, but Handel wrote it to be performed at Easter. He drew the words of the songs from Scripture, choosing passages that tell the story of God sending Jesus to earth to redeem His people.
If you have ever attended a live performance of Messiah, you probably stood up during the  Hallelujah Chorus.  That tradition dates back to King George II of England who according to tradition, was so moved during this song that he stood to his feet. Since he was the king, everyone  had to stand with him.

 

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Thank you for sharing these Advent reflections with me during this special season of  faith, hope, and love. Dr. Aletha 

"faith, hope, love"

Shouting good news                                   Announcing good news 

Bringing good news 

 

 

 

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Lenten Words – Alleluia

Revelation, King James Version

19;6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,

Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

11;15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying,

The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

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19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written,

King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

 

Often referred to as the Hallelujah Chorus, this passage is the most recognized part of Handel’s Messiah. If you have ever attended a live performance of Messiah, you probably stood during the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus.  That tradition dates back to King George II of England, who according to tradition ,was so moved during this song that he stood to his feet. Since he was the king, everyone else had to stand also.

 

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We usually associate  Messiah with Christmas, but Handel wrote it to be performed at Easter. He drew the words of the songs from Scripture, choosing passages that tell the story of God sending Jesus to earth to redeem His people.

 

 

 

 

Lenten Words-Light

Lenten Words – Comfort

Lenten Words-Rest

Lenten Words – Glory

 

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Lenten Words – Good news

John 1:29

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God. He takes away the sins of the world!

 

Romans 10:15

15 And before anyone can go and tell them, they must be sent. As the Scriptures say, “How wonderful it is to see someone coming to tell good news!”

Hebrews 1:6

 66 And then, when God presents his firstborn Son to the world, he says 
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Holy Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) English

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 We usually associate  Messiah with Christmas, but Handel wrote it to be performed at Easter.
He drew the words of the songs from Scripture, choosing passages that tell the story of God sending Jesus to earth to redeem His people.
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These selections are from the New Testament-The Gospel of John, and letters Paul the Apostle wrote to the Romans and the Hebrews.

 

 

Other posts in this series-

Lenten Words-Light

Lenten Words – Comfort

Lenten Words-Rest

Lenten Words – Glory

 

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"And now these three remain:faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

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