April 08, 2012

Where is thy sting, O grave?

A less-known, but still sublime, duet from Handel's Messiah:

It's ironic that we so commonly think of Messiah as a Christmas work: it actually premiered in Dublin at Easter in 1742. This was a benefit performance for, amongst other things, prisoners' debt relief. The funds raised secured the release of 142 prisoners.

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!