One can never fully realize the impact they will have in this world for the glory of God. Compared to Bach, Handel wrote his music for the secular market rather than the churches. Still today, his most famous song from the Messiah, The Hallelujah Chorus is sung all over the world especially during Easter and Christmas. Sadly, these days, public displays of religion are often considered criminal. The Ten Commandments are removed from schools and courtrooms. Nativity scenes are not allowed in public buildings. Children are forbidden to pray at school or during graduation ceremonies. We are not allowed to publicly give glory to God in our America anymore.
Hallelujah means “Praise Jehovah”…Praise God! This chorus is sung in concert halls, colleges, and even malls! God is using Handel today, right here in our America. I’m not sure how Handel would feel about this version of his song. But I’m happy that folks are singing “And He shall reign for ever and ever” in our malls!
“What a wonderful thing it is to be sure of one’s faith How wonderful to be a member of the evangelical church, which preaches the free grace of God through Christ as the hope of sinners If we were to rely on our works–my God, what would become of us”
“Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it I know not. God knows.”
I hope you will enjoy this video as much as I did. Be sure to scroll down past the clock and turn off the website music before beginning video.