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FORTY DAYS WITH THE MESSIAH

Reflections on the Words of Handel's Oratorio

Author(s): David Winter

ISBN13: 9780745932996

ISBN10: 0745932991

Publisher: LION PUBLISHING

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  • For unto us a child is born. I know that my redeemer liveth. Theres only one way most of us can hear these words, and thats set to the memorable music of George Frederick Handel. All the words of his oratorio Messiah are taken straight from the Bible, mostly in the majestic language of the King James Version. In this book David Winter provides a devotional reflection on its text, section by section, making Forty Days with the Messiah ideal for use during Lent..

    Most of us simply take it for granted that we know what these familiar words are meant to say to us. But Handel and his librettist, Jennens, had set out to tell nothing less than the vast story of God and the human race and of the triumph of divine love over the power of evil. It is a great theme for a great work, surely one of the most enduring treasures of Christendom. This book helps the modern reader to enjoy it to the full.

  • David Winter



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FORTY DAYS WITH THE MESSIAH