About My Messiah

Below are listed the 17 songs of this 2-disc album and next to a one word title for each I’ve included in parenthesis the parts of Handel’s Messiah that gave each its inspiration (the recording of Handel’s Messiah I listened to repeatedly for inspiration was that of John Eliot Gardiner and I’m referencing the numbering system he employed).  I’ve also listed below each song title the Scripture texts used in each song.  Total running time for the whole thing is about 95 minutes.

 
PART ONE
 
Overture (1)
 
Comfort (2, 3, 4)
Isaiah 40:1-5
 
Shake (5, 6, 7)
Haggai 2:6-7; Malachi 3:1-3
 
Light (7a, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Isaiah 7:14; 9:2,6; 40:9; 60:1; Matthew 1:23
 
Glory (12, 12a, 13, 13a, 14, 15)
Luke 2:8-14
 
Yoke (16, 16a, 17, 18)
Zechariah 9:9-10; Isaiah 35:5-6; Isaiah 40:11; Matthew 11:28-30
PART TWO
 
Behold (19, 20, 21, 22, 23)
John 1:29; Isaiah 50:6; 53:3-6
 
Scorn (24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
Psalm 22:7-8; 69:20; 16:10;
Lamentations 1:12; Isaiah 53:8;
 
King (30)
Psalm 24:7-10
 
Angels (31a, 31b)
Hebrews 1:5-6
 
Gospel (32, 33, 34a, 35a)
Psalm 68:11,18; Isaiah 52:7;Romans 10:15,18; Psalm 19:4
 
Break (36, 37, 37a, 38)
Psalm 2:1-4,9
 
Hallelujah (39)
Revelation 11:15; 19:6,16
PART THREE
 
Redeemer (40, 41)
Job 19:25-26; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
 
Trumpet (42, 43)
 1 Corinthians 15:51-53
 
Victory (44a, 44b, 45, 46)
1 Corinthians 15:54-57; Romans 8:31,33-34
 
Worthy (47)
Revelation 5:12-14