How beautiful are the feet

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I am doing some pieces in Handel's Messiah for my vocal lessons and I am pretty excited about it. Some months back I was working on "He shall feed his flock" and now I have this aria to work on: "How beautiful are the feet".

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

pearlie

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7 comment(s)

  1. You sing TOO!!!!!! You never cease to amaze me, Pearlie :o)
    ((hugs))
    Susan

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  2. Pearlie, I love the Messiah! Way to go!

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  3. One of my favorite scriptures - we used to sing it like this:

    How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him
    Who brings good news, good news,
    Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness,
    Saying to Zion: Your God reigns,
    Your God reigns, your God reigns,
    Your God reigns, your God reigns.

    He had no stately form, He had no majesty,
    That we should be drawn to Him.
    He was despised and we took no account of Him,
    Yet now He reigns with the Most High.
    Now He reigns, now He reigns,
    Now He reigns with the Most High!

    It was our sin and guilt that bruised and wounded Him,
    It was our sin that brought Him down.
    When we like sheep had gone astray, our Shepherd came
    And on His shoulders bore our shame.
    On His shoulders, on His shoulders,
    On His shoulders He bore our shame.

    Meek as a lamb that's led out to the slaughterhouse,
    Dumb as a sheep before its shearer,
    His life ran down upon the ground like pouring rain,
    That we might be born again.
    That we might be, that we might be,
    That we might be born again.

    Out from the tomb He came with grace and majesty,
    He is alive, He is alive.
    God loves us so, see here His hands, His feet, His side,
    Yes we know He is alive,
    He is alive, He is alive.
    He is alive, He is alive.

    How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him
    Who brings good news, good news,
    Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness:
    Our God reigns, our God reigns.
    Our God reigns, our God reigns,
    Our God reigns, our God reigns.

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  4. KB,
    Is this a hymn? I must check it out. The other one I know is a short chorus, with almost the same words.

    How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him
    Who brings good news, good news,
    Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness,
    Our God reigns, our God reigns
    Our God reigns, our God reigns
    Our God reigns, our God reigns

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