About the Children’s Department: Countdown-to-Christmas – the Hallelujah Chorus


When you think about songs which praise Jesus and share the good news of why He came, you have to think of the Hallelujah Chorus! Written 250 years ago, according to Wiki,  Handel’s   Messiah has been described by the early-music scholar Richard Luckett as ‘a commentary on [Jesus Christ’s] Nativity, Passion, Resurrection and Ascension’, beginning with God’s promises as spoken by the prophets and ending with Christ’s glorification in heaven. The music for Messiah was completed in 24 days and at the end of his manuscript Handel wrote the letters “SDG”—Soli Deo Gloria, ‘To God alone the glory’. This inscription, taken with the speed of composition, has encouraged belief in the apocryphal story that Handel wrote the music in a fervour of divine inspiration in which, as he wrote the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus, ‘he saw all heaven before him’.

It is truly an amazing song and reminds us; Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords and He shall reign forever and ever! Hallelujah!!!

The video you will find at this 
link is a surprising and delightful presentation of this wonderful song and is my second Christmas carol I’m sharing with you.

Won’t you surprise and delight your friends by “sharing” my Christmas Carol posts with your them?! A most Merry Christmas to you! :^)


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