Sunday, December 2, 2007

Hallelujah!

Last night, we attended a concert we have been wanting to see for some time now.
The Calvin Oratorio Society puts on "Handel's Messiah" every year. This year, we sat 1st row for this amazing event.

My favorite verses:

"And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." (Isaiah 40:5)

"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)

"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)

"Hallelujah! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of kings, and Lord of lords. Hallelujah!" (Revelations 19:6, 11:15, 19:16)

and my all-time favorite:

"I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep" (Job 19:25, 26; 1 Corinthians 15:20)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds beautiful :^)

Anne at annenahm.com

Tony said...

Sounds beautiful.

I am narrating a Christmas Cantata this weekend, here is my favorite line.

"Under the cover of night, in the silence of a sleeping town, the light of the world was born. No royal announcement preceded him. No throngs gathered to welcome him. In a moment of stillness, light shattered darkness without a sound."

It gives me chills every time I speak it out loud.

And by the way, your rosy attitude is a great start to my day every morning.

Anonymous said...

Emily- glad you had such a wonderful way to start the Advent season. Those verses warmed my heart and spirit. Thanks for sharing about your experience. Heather G