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Handel Messiah - Kings of Earth Risen Against The LORD..He Shall Have Them In Derision Ps. 2 (1741)

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⁣The Antichrist conspirators shall not prevail...

(41) Aria : Why do the nations (heathen) rage; (42) Chorus (performing the part of the raging heathen): Let us break their bands; (43) Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven; (44) Aria: Thou shalt break them

41. Why do the nations rage -- Why do the nations so furiously rage together? and why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD, and against His Anointed, saying, (Psalms 2:1-2) ⁣

42. Let us break their bands asunder ([Chorus] raging heathen vainly imagining:) Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (Psalms 2:3) ⁣

43. He that dwelleth in heaven He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the LORD shall have them in derision. (Psalms 2:4) ⁣

44. Thou shalt break them Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. (Psalms 2:9) ⁣
The next piece (#45), after the rebellion of the ⁣rulers of earth and heathen-nations is dashed in pieces like a potter's vessel, is the famed Hallelujah Chorus, the end of Pt. 2 (of 3) - the heavenly chorus proclaiming the victory with shouts of Alleluia the LORD God omnipotent reigneth: ⁣⁣(2004 classic performance)


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