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Every Valley

Albert Blackwell

Every Valley

Albert Blackwell

$37.99

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Handel's Messiah is one of the most beloved musical works of the western world, playing an especially sentimental role in many people's Christmas traditions. The libretto of the work, taken directly from the King James text of fourteen books of the Bible, has turned many otherwise forgettable phrases into memorable, singable, cherished lines of Scripture.This gift-worthy book will delight and inspire classical music fans and those for whom Messiah is a beloved Christmas tradition with essays exploring the theological, historical, and pastoral implications of the Scriptures that make up Handel's Messiah. Forty reflections journey in order through the oratorio, taking the reader deeper into less-often studied texts like Malachi 3:3 and bringing new light to oft-recited passages like Luke 2:9-14. Each reflection offers the libretto from Messiah, the same passage in NRSV, and a brief commentary on the text, written by a respected scholar or pastor. Readers can peruse the book at leisure or examine one reflection per day throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons.

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About "Every Valley"

Handel's Messiah is one of the most beloved musical works of the western world, playing an especially sentimental role in many people's Christmas traditions. The libretto of the work, taken directly from the King James text of fourteen books of the Bible, has turned many otherwise forgettable phrases into memorable, singable, cherished lines of Scripture.This gift-worthy book will delight and inspire classical music fans and those for whom Messiah is a beloved Christmas tradition with essays exploring the theological, historical, and pastoral implications of the Scriptures that make up Handel's Messiah. Forty reflections journey in order through the oratorio, taking the reader deeper into less-often studied texts like Malachi 3:3 and bringing new light to oft-recited passages like Luke 2:9-14. Each reflection offers the libretto from Messiah, the same passage in NRSV, and a brief commentary on the text, written by a respected scholar or pastor. Readers can peruse the book at leisure or examine one reflection per day throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons.
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Table Of Contents

  • part 1: Christ's Birth And Its Foretelling

    1. Comfort Ye My People (isaiah 40:1-5) Movements 1-4

    2. I Will Shake All Nations (haggai 2:1-9) Movement 5 (part 1)

    3. He Shall Come (malachi 2:13-3:1) Movement 5 (part 2)

    4. And He Shall Purify (malachi 3:2-4)

    movements 6 And 7

    5. God With Us (isaiah 7:10-16)

    movement 8

    6. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings (isaiah 40:6-9)

    movement 9 (part 1)

    7. Arise, Shine (isaiah 60:1-6)

    movements 9 (part 2) And 10

    8. The People That Walked In Darkness (isaiah 9:1-2)

    movement 11

    9. For Unto Us A Child Is Born (isaiah 9:3-7)

    movement 12

    10. Keeping Watch (luke 2:8-10)

    movements 13-15 (part 1)

    11. Born This Day (luke 2:11-12)

    movement 15 (part 2)

    12. Glory To God (luke 2:13-20)

    movements 16 And 17

    13. Rejoice Greatly (zechariah 9:9-12)

    movement 18

    14. The Lame Shall Leap (isaiah 35:1-7)

    movement 19

    15. He Shall Feed His Flock (isaiah 40:10-11)

    movement 20 (part 1)

    16. His Yoke Is Easy (matthew 11:16-30)

    movements 20 (part 2) And 21

    part 2: Christ's Passion And Resurrection

    17. Behold The Lamb (john 1:29-34)

    movement 22

    18. He Was Despised (isaiah 52:13-53:3)

    movement 23

    19. He Bore Our Griefs (isaiah 53:4-5, 9-12)

    movements 24 And 25

    20. All We Like Sheep (isaiah 53:6)

    movement 26

    21. They Laugh Him To Scorn (psalm 22:1-15)

    movements 27 And 28

    22. There Was No One To Comfort Him (psalm 69:7-20)

    movement 29

    23. Sorrow Like Unto His Sorrow (lamentations 1:1-12)

    movement 30

    24. He Was Cut Off (psalm 16:9-11)

    movements 31 And 32

    25. He Is The King Of Glory (psalm 24)

    movement 33

    26. Let All The Angels Worship Him (hebrews 1:1-8)

    movements 34 And 35

    27. Even From Thine Enemies (psalm 68:1-12, 17-20)

    movements 36 And 37

    28. How Beautiful (romans 10:8-15)

    movement 38

    29. Into All Lands (psalm 19)

    movement 39

    30. Why Do The Nations Rage? (psalm 2:1-3, 7-8)

    movements 40 And 41

    31. The Lord Shall Break Them (psalm 2:4-6, 9-12)

    movements 42 And 43

    32. Hallelujah (revelation 19:6-16)

    movement 44

    part 3: Christ's Eternal Reign

    33. My Redeemer Liveth (job 19:23-27)

    movement 45 (part 1)

    34. For Now Christ Is Risen (1 Corinthians 15:12-20)

    movement 45 (part 2)

    35. All Shall Be Made Alive (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)

    movement 46

    36. We Shall Be Changed (1 Corinthians 15:51-53)

    movements 47 And 48

    37. Death, Where Is Thy Sting? (1 Corinthians 15:54-58)

    movements 49-51

    38. If God Be For Us (romans 8:31-39)

    movement 52

    39. Worthy Is The Lamb (revelation 5:11-13)

    movement 53 (part 1)

    40. Amen (revelation 5:14)

    movement 53 (part 2)

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  • Catalogue Code 416686
  • Product Code 9780664259983
  • ISBN 0664259987
  • EAN 9780664259983
  • Pages 160
  • Department General Books
  • Category Devotions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2014
  • Sales Rank #47540
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.363kg

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