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.
Speaking of Handel’s Messiah, I recently reviewed Calvin Stapert’s new book Handel’s Messiah: Comfort for God’s People (Eerdmans, 2010). I found the book well organized, just the right length, and overall quite helpful. ChristianAudio is now offering Stapert’s book as a free audiobook (5.5 hrs; unabridged). Get it here.
Also, iTunes is selling a recording of the standard 1751 version of Messiah for $9.99. It comes packaged with about 20 hours of additional classical works (316 total tracks!). See here.
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 first fruits of them that sleep.
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.