\”Messiah\” Lyrics

Tenor – Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40: 1 – 3

Tenor – Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked straight, and the rough places plain: Isaiah 40: 4

Chorus: 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

Bass –  Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come. Haggai 2: 6 – 7

The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:1

Mezzo-Soprano But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire. fire Malachi 3:2a

Chorus And he shall purify the sons of Levi that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. Malachi 3:3

Mezzo-Soprano Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. God with us. Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23

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! O thou, that tellest good tidings to Zion, Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. Isaiah 40:9; Isaiah 60

Bass 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: 1-3

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

Chorus For unto us a child is born, unto us a son isgiven: 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

Soprano 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

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

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Luke 2:13

Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward men. Luke 2:14e 

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee. Zechariah 9: 9 -10

Mezzo Soprano Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing. Isaiah 35: 5 – 6

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11

Soprano Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11: 28 – 29

Chorsu His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light. Matthew 11:30

Bass Behold, I tell you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. I Corinthians 15: 51 – 52

Tenor He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision. Psalm 2:4

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Psalm 2:9

Chorus Hallelujah: for the Lord God Alleluia: 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. Revelation 19:6; Revelation 11:15