Streams of Living Water

Streams of Living Water

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On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the Scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’”
Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive …
(John 7:37-39)

The Feast of Tabernacles lasted one week, beginning on the fifteenth day of the month of Tishri (September or October), five days after the Day of Atonement, at the end of the harvest. The Jewish people built temporary shelters for the feast to remember their deliverance from Egypt by the hand of God.

Jesus revealed himself at this Feast as the prophesied Messiah, the Anointed One sent by God. This caused conflict among his listeners, some believing in him and many not. Temple police had been sent to arrest him. He pointed to Scripture which he came to fulfil. The Living Water he spoke of is the Holy Spirit (John 7:39). Here are some of those Scriptures.

Moses said: The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet. …  Then the Lord replied to me: “They are right in what they have said. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who shall speak to them everything that I command.
(Deuteronomy 18:15, 17-18)

Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah appointed for you, that is, Jesus, who must remain in heaven until the time of universal restoration that God announced long ago through his holy prophets.  Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you from your own people a prophet like me. You must listen to whatever he tells you. And it will be that everyone who does not listen to that prophet will be utterly rooted out of the people.’ And all the prophets, as many as have spoken, from Samuel and those after him, also predicted these days.
(Acts 3:22-24. Peter preaching on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out.)

As Scripture has said …

For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
    and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour my spirit upon your descendants,
    and my blessing on your offspring.
They shall spring up like a green tamarisk,
    like willows by flowing streams.
(Isaiah 44:3-4)

Ho, everyone who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
and you that have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without price.
(Isaiah 55:1)

The Lord will guide you continually,
    and satisfy your needs in parched places,
    and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
    like a spring of water,
    whose waters never fail.
(Isaiah 58:11)

Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple; there, water was flowing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east); and the water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar. Then he brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gate that faces toward the east; and the water was coming out on the south side.
(Ezekiel 47:1-2. and the rest of the chapter)

Jesus cried out in a loud voice in the temple when he spoke about the Living Water.

Ultimate fulfilment in the last chapter of the Bible:

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
(Revelation 22:1-2)

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Messiah – with Bible verses and references

Messiah

by George Frideric Handel

Singing Scripture

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Messiah, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Words compiled from the Holy Scriptures by Charles Jennens (1700-1773)

Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Friedrich Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible (1611), and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. The music for Messiah was completed in 24 days of swift composition. His servants would often find him in tears as he composed. When he completed “Hallelujah,” he reportedly told his servant, “I did think I did see all Heaven before me, and the great God Himself seated on His throne, with His company of Angels.” At the end of his manuscript, Handel wrote the letters “SDG”—Soli Deo Gloria, “To God alone the glory”.

In Part I the text begins with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only “scene” taken from the Gospels. 
In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the “Hallelujah” chorus. 
In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ’s glorification in heaven. 

When King George II attended a royal performance of Messiah he stood up for the Hallelujah Chorus in honour of the King of kings. When the king stood everyone in his presence had to stand. So it became the tradition for the audience to stand up when the Hallelujah Chorus is sung, as millions of us have done in honour of the King of kings.

Chorus — Revelation 19:6, 11:15, 19:16
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
and He shall reign for ever and ever.

Hallelujah!

Hallelujah Chorus – international choirs

Hallelujah Chorus – 2,000 worldwide digitally join the choir of 300 (over 5 million views)

Messiah – 2:17 hours (over 5.5 million views, Hallelujah at 1.36 hrs) lively

Messiah – 2:38 hours (over 1.8 million views, Hallelujah at 1:54 hrs) with commentary

 

Part One

1. Sinfonia (Overture)
2. Tenor Recitative. — Isaiah 40:1-3
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.
3. Tenor Air — Isaiah 40:4
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight, and the rough places plain.
4. Chorus — Isaiah 40:5
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.
5. Bass Recitative — Haggai 2:6,7; Malachi 3:1
Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; Yet once, a little while and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come.
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.
6. Bass Air — Malachi 3:2
But who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire.
7. Chorus — Malachi 3:3
And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
8. Alto Recitative — Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name Emmanuel, God with us.
9. Alto Air and Chorus — Isaiah 40:9; Isaiah 60:1
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, and 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.
10. Bass Recitative — Isaiah 60:2,3
For, behold, 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.
11. Bass Air — Isaiah 9:2
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
12. Chorus — 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, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
14. Soprano Recitative — Luke 2:8,9
There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks 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.
15. Soprano Recitative — Luke 2:10,11
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.
16. Soprano Recitative — Luke 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
17. Chorus — Luke 2:14
Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward men.
18. Soprano Air — Zechariah 9:9,10
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee. He is the righteous Savior. And he shall speak peace unto the heathen.
19. Alto Recitative — Isaiah 35:5,6
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.
20. Alto Air — Isaiah 40:11; Matthew 11:28, 29
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; and he shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
Come unto Him, all ye that labour, that are heavy laden, and He shall give you rest. Take his yoke upon you, and learn of Him; for he is meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
21. Chorus — Matthew 11:30
His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light.

Part Two

22. Chorus — John 1:29
Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world.
23. Alto Air — Isaiah 53:3; Isaiah 50:6
He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
He gave His back to the smiters, and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: He hid not His face from shame and spitting.
24. Chorus — Isaiah 53:4,5
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him.
25. Chorus — Isaiah 53:5
And with His stripes we are healed.
26. Chorus — Isaiah 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
27. Tenor Recitative — Psalm 22:7
All they that see Him laugh him to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying:
28. Chorus — Psalm 22:8
He trusted in God that He would deliver Him: let Him deliver Him, if he delight in Him.
29. Soprano Recitative — Psalm 69:20
Thy rebuke hath broken His heart; He is full of heaviness. He looked for some to have pity on Him but there was no man; neither found He any to comfort Him.
30. Soprano Air — Lamentations 1:12
Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow!
31. Tenor Recitative — Isaiah 53:8
He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of Thy people was He stricken.
32. Tenor Air — Psalm 16:10
But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell; nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.
33. Chorus — Psalm 24:7-10
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.
34. Tenor Recitative — Hebrews 1:5
For unto which of the angels said He at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten hee?
35. Chorus — Hebrews 1:6
Let all the angels of God worship Him.
36. Bass Air — Psalm 68:18
Thou art gone up on high, Thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts for men; yea, even for Thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
37. Chorus — Psalm 68:11
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of the preachers.
38. Duetto for 2 Alto Solos and Chorus — Romans 10:15
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
[39. Chorus — Romans 10:18
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world. Not sung in the original performance.]
40. Bass Air — Psalm 2:1,2
Why do the nations so furiously rage together: why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsels together against the Lord and His anointed.
41. Chorus — Psalm 2:3
Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us.
42. Tenor Recitative — Psalm 2:4
He that dwelleth in the heavens shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision.
43. Tenor Air — Psalm 2:9
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
44. Chorus — Revelation 19:6, 11:15, 19:16
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, Lord of lords.

Part Three

45. Soprano Air — Job 19:25, 26; 1 Corinthians 15:20
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 firstfruits of them that sleep.
46. Chorus — 1 Corinthians 15:21, 22
Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
47. Bass Recitative — 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52
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.
48. Bass Air — 1 Corinthians 15:52, 53
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
49. Alto Air — 1 Corinthians 15:54b
Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
50. Duetto for Alto and Tenor — 1 Corinthians 15:55, 56
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
51. Chorus — 1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
52. Alto Air — Romans 8:31, 33, 34
If God be for us, who can be against us? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is at the right hand of God, who makes intercession for us.
53. Chorus — Revelation 5:12, 13
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Blessing and honour, glory and power to be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. Amen.


Messiah – 2:17 hours (3.4 million views, Hallelujah at 1:36 & 2:13 hrs)

Part I
0:00:06 Sinfony. Grave; Allegro moderato
0:02:58 Comfort ye (Accompagnato, Tenoro). Larghetto e piano
0:05:43 Ev`ry valley shall be exalted (Aria, Tenoro). Andante
0:08:49 And the glory of the Lord (Chorus). Allegro; Adagio
0:11:10 Thus saith the Lord (Accompagnato, Basso). Recitativo
0:12:18 But who may abide (Aria, Alto). Larghetto; Prestissimo; Adagio
0:16:03 And He shall purify (Chorus). Allegro
0:18:12 Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Recitativo, Alto).
0:18:36 O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Aria, Alto). Andante
0:21:51 O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Chorus).
0:23:31 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Accompagnato, Basso). Andante larghetto
0:25:39 The people that walked in darkness (Aria, Basso). Larghetto
0:29:25 For unto us a child is born (Chorus). Andante allegro
0:33:26 Pifa. Larghetto e mezzo piano
0:35:36 There where shepherds (Recitativo, Accompagnato; Soprano). Andante; Allegro
0:36:58 Glory to god in the highest (Chorus). Allegro
0:39:00 Rejoice greatly (Aria, Soprano). Allegro
0:43:00 Then shall the eyes of the blind (Recitativo, Alto). [latter version]
0:43:24 He shall feed his flock (Aria, Alto). Larghetto e piano [latter version]
0:47:26 His yoke is easy (Chorus). Allegro

Part II
0:49:35 Behold the Lamb of God (Chorus). Largo
0:52:04 He was despised (Aria, Alto). Largo
1:00:40 Surely (Chorus). Largo e staccato
1:02:18 And with his stripes we are healed (Chorus). Alla breve, Moderato
1:03:48 All we like sheep have gone astray (Chorus). Allegro moderato; Adagio
1:07:37 All they that see Him (Accompagnato, Tenore). Larghetto
1:08:17 He trusted in God (Chorus). Allegro; Adagio
1:10:25 Thy rebuke hath broken His Heart (Accompagnato, Tenore). Largo
1:12:15 Behold, and see (Arioso, Tenore). Largo e piano
1:13:26 He was cut off (Accompagnato, Tenore). Recitativo
1:13:44 But Thou didst not leave His soul in Hell (Aria, Tenore). Andante larghetto
1:15:47 Lift up your heads (Chorus). A tempo ordinario
1:19:10 Unto which of the angels (Recitativo, Tenore).
1:19:28 Let all the angels of God worship Him (Chorus). Allegro
1:20:48 Thou art gone up high (Aria, Alto). Allegro larghetto
1:23:45 The Lord gave the word (Chorus). Andante allegro
1:24:50 How beautiful are the feet of them (Aria, Soprano). Larghetto
:__:_ Their sound is gone out (Chorus). A tempo ordinario [missing]
1:29:20 Why do the nations rage (Aria, Basso). Allegro
1:31:57 Let us break their bonds (Chorus). Allegro e staccato
1:33:34 He that dwelleth in heaven (Recitativo, Tenore).
1:33:46 Thou shall break them (Aria, Tenore). Andante
1:35:57 Hallelujah (Chorus). Allegro

Part III
1:39:46 I know that my redeemer liveth (Aria, Soprano). Larghetto
1:45:10 Since by man came death (Chorus). Grave; Allegro
1:47:13 Behold, I tell you (Accompagnato, Basso).
1:47:12 The trumpet shall sound (Aria, Basso). Pomposo, ma non allegro; Adagio
1:55:30 Then shall be brought to pass (Recitativo, Alto).
1:44:45 O death, where is thy sting (Duetto; Alto, Tenore). Andante
1:57:17 But thanks be to God (Chorus). Andante; Adagio
1:59:13 If God is for us (Aria, Soprano). Larghetto; Adagio
2:03:25 Worthy is the Lamb (Chorus). Largo; Andante
2:04:43 Blessing and honour (Chorus). Larghetto; Adagio
2:06:38 Amen (Chorus). Allegro moderato; Adagio

2:12:00 Encore – Hallelujah (Chorus). Allegro

 

Hallelujah


Hallelujah Chorus – international choirs


Hallelujah (Handel) – with Andre Rieu


Hallelujah Chorus – First Baptist Dallas


Hallelujah Chorus – 2,000 choristers


Hallelujah Chorus – Anthony Burger piano and band


Hallelujah Chorus from the movie Boychoir (with descant added)


Hallelujah Chorus – Georgia Boys Choir


Hallelujah Chorus – Royal Choral Society

 
Hallelujah Chorus – virtual projection in Barcelona cathedral

  
Hallelujah Chorus – Good Friday 2020, Royal Choral Society, London

 
Hallelujah Chorus – Royal Albert Hall, London 2020 partial – performed there in 1743

 
Hallelujah Chorus from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, USA

 
Hallelujah Chorus – Hallelujah for Hope – Grand Rapids Symphony

  
Hallelujah Chorus – with Eastern Carnatic music popular in the south of India

  
Hallelujah Chorus – Easter 2020, First Congregational Church of LA

  
Hallelujah Chorus – Easter 2020, Truro Anglican Church, Cornwall, UK


Messiah – 2:17 hours (4 million views, Hallelujah at 1.36 & 2.13 hrs)


Messiah – Academy of Ancient Music – 2:36 hours, gentle


Messiah selections – 1:35 hours (2020) Academy of Ancient Music


Handel’s Messiah – Sydney Opera House – 2:32 hours


Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco – 2:26 hours


Messiah – 2:38 hours (1.5 million views, Hallelujah at 1:54 hrs) with commentary
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis


He shall reign forevermore & Hallelujah Chorus


Joy to the World & Hallelujah Chorus selection


Handel from Forté Handbell Quartet

See also:

See also: Wonders of Worship
See also: Virtual Choirs & Orchestras
See also: How Great Thou Art – anthology
See also: Messiah & Hallelujah Chorus
See also: Hallelujah Chorus – International Choirs

See also: Easter Worship
See also: Christmas Worship
See also: 24/7 Worship & Prayer

 

GENERAL BLOGS INDEX 

BLOGS INDEX 1: REVIVALS (BRIEFER THAN REVIVALS INDEX)

BLOGS INDEX 2: MISSION (INTERNATIONAL STORIES)

BLOGS INDEX 3: MIRACLE(SUPERNATURAL EVENTS)

BLOGS INDEX 4: DEVOTIONAL (INCLUDING TESTIMONIES)

BLOGS INDEX 5: CHURCH (CHRISTIANITY IN ACTION)

BLOGS INDEX 6: CHAPTERS (BLOGS FROM BOOKS)

BLOGS INDEX 7: IMAGES (PHOTOS AND ALBUMS)

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Hallelujah Chorus – Messiah – international choirs

Handel

MESSIAH  –  HALLELUJAH CHORUS

Singing Scripture

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Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Friedrich Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. The music for Messiah was completed in 24 days of swift composition. His servants would often find him in tears as he composed. When he completed “Hallelujah,” he reportedly told his servant, “I did think I did see all Heaven before me, and the great God Himself seated on His throne, with His company of Angels.” At the end of his manuscript, Handel wrote the letters “SDG”—Soli Deo Gloria, “To God alone the glory”.

In Part I the text begins with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only “scene” taken from the Gospels. 
In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the “Hallelujah” chorus. 
In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ’s glorification in heaven. 
When King George II attended a royal performance of Messiah he stood up for the Hallelujah Chorus in honour of the King of kings. When the king stood everyone in his presence had to stand. So it became the tradition for the audience to stand up when the Hallelujah Chorus is sung, as millions of us have done in honour of the King of kings.

Chorus — Revelation 19:6, 11:15, 19:16
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
and He shall reign for ever and ever.

Hallelujah!

Lyrics: Holy Bible, Authorised Version, 1611, arranged by Charles Jennens, 1741
Music: George Friedrich Handel, 1741

Link to Messiah lyrics with Bible verses and references

International Choirs

Facebook link – Album Link

 
 
English in America, Gaither Music with Anthony Burger

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Virtual1 Virtual2
Virtual3 Virtual4
English, in America. Over 300 in choir with over 2,000 voices worldwide digitally

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English in South Africa with pianist Anthony Burger and choir and congregation

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London1 London2
London3 London4
English, in London.  The Royal Choral Society has sung Messiah on Good Friday at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876, this one in 2012 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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HK33 HK44
English, in Hong Kong, 2006, Christmas in the Park

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China1 China2
China3 China4
Mandarin Chinese, beginning of Hallelujah Chorus

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Mandarin Chinese, full virtual version of Hallelujah Chorus

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Korea 2 Korea 1
Korea 3 Korea 4
Korean, in Seoul

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Hallelujah Chorus – with Eastern Carnatic music popular in the south of India

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Toba Batak Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, with Filipinos

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Indonesian

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Swahili1  Swahili4
Swahili3  Swahili2
Swahili, in Kenya with a choir from Tanzania

See also combined choirs in Tanzania:
Tanzania2  Tanzania1
Swahili, in Tanzania

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Spanish 1 Spanish 2
Spanish 3 Spanish 4
Spanish, in Buenos Aires

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German 1 German 2
German 3 German 4
German, by the Vocalensemble Erwitte

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German – Wiesbaden, Kurhaus

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Bulgarian – Sofie Boys choir

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Hallelujah Chorus & Lord’s Prayer South Korea

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Hallelujah

Messiah – Lyrics with Bible verses and references


Handel from Forté Handbell Quartet

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Hallelujah Chorus – international choirs

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Hallelujah (Handel) – with Andre Rieu

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Hallelujah Chorus – First Baptist Dallas

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Hallelujah Chorus – 2,000 choristers

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Hallelujah Chorus – Anthony Burger piano and band

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Hallelujah Chorus – Georgia Boys Choir

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Hallelujah Chorus – Royal Choral Society

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Hallelujah Chorus – virtual projection in Barcelona cathedral

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Hallelujah Chorus – Good Friday 2020, Royal Choral Society, London

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Hallelujah Chorus – Royal Albert Hall, London 2020 partial – performed there from 1743
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Hallelujah Chorus from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, USA

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Hallelujah Chorus – Hallelujah for Hope – Grand Rapids Symphony

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Hallelujah Chorus – Easter 2020, First Congregational Church of LA

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Hallelujah Chorus – Easter 2020, Truro Anglican Church, Cornwall, UK

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Messiah selections – 1:35 hours lively (2020) Academy of Ancient Music

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Messiah – 2:17 hours (4 million views, Hallelujah at 1.36 & 2.13 hrs)

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Handel’s Messiah – Sydney Opera House

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Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco with lyrics & texts (2:26 hrs)

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Messiah – 2:38 hours (1.5 million views, Hallelujah at 1:54 hrs) with commentary
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis

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He shall reign forevermore & Hallelujah Chorus

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Joy to the World & Hallelujah Chorus selection

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