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RECITATIVE, COUNTER TENOR. 152.

ISAIAH VII., 14.-Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, God with us.

AIR, COUNTER TENOR. ISAIAH XL., 9.-0 thou that tellest good tid. ings to Sion, get thee up into the high mountain ; lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid : say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

Isaiah Lx., 1.-Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

CHORUS. O thou that tellest good tidings to Sion, good tidings to Jerusalem, arise, shine.

RECITATIVE, BASS. 153.

Isaiah LX., 2.-For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth : and gross darkness the people : but the Lord shall arise upon thee : and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

3. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

AIR, BASS. ISAIAH IX., 2.—The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light : and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

CHORUS. 6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given ; and the government shall be upon his shoulder : and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

LUKE II. RECITATIVE, TREBLE. 154.

8. There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night.

9. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10. And the angel said unto them, fear not : for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord.

13. And suddenly there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

CHORUS. 14. Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.

ZECHARIAH IX. AIR, TREBLE. 155.

9. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion : shout, O daughter of Jerusalem : behold thy King cometh unto thee.

10. He is the righteous Saviour : and he shall speak peace unto the heathen.

Rejoice greatly, &c.

RECITATIVE, TREBLE.

156.

ISAIAH XXXV., 5.—Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstop

ped.

6. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.

AIR, TREBLE. ISAIAH XL., 11.-He shall feed his flock like a shepherd, and he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

MATTHEW XI., 28.—Come unto him all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and he will give you rest.

29. Take his yoke upon you, and learn of him ; for he is meek, and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

CHORUS. 30. His yoke is easy, and his burden is light.

MESSIAH.

PART II.

JOHN 1. CHORUS. 157.

29. Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sins of the world.

AIR, COUNTER TENOR. 158.

ISAIAH LIII., 3.—He was despised, and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.

ISAIAH L., 6.-He gave his back to the smiters, and his cheeks to them that plucked off the hair, he hid not his face from shame and spitting. He was despised and rejected, &c.

CHORUS. Isaiah LII., 4.-Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.

5. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

PSALM XXII. RECITATIVE, TENOR. 159.

7. All they that see him, laugh him to scorn : they shoot out their lips and shake their heads, saying,

CHORUS. 8. He trusted in God, that he would deliver him; let him deliver him, if he delight in him.

RECITATIVE, TENOR. 160.

PSALM LXIX., 20.-Thy rebuke hath broken his heart; he is full of heaviness : he looked for some to have pity on him, but there was no man, neither found he any to comfort him.

AIR, TENOR. LAMENTATIONS I., 12.—Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow.

RECITATIVE, TREBLE. ISAIAH LIII., 8.-He was cut off out of the land of the living : for the transgression of thy people was he stricken.

AIR, TREBLE. PSALM XVI., 10.—But thou didst not leave his soul in hell : nor didst thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

CHORUS.
PSALM XXIV., 7.-Lift up your heads, O ye

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