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Fill-in-the-Blank Messiah

George Frideric Handel composed his masterpiece Messiah in 1741, completing it in just 24 days. The text, taken entirely from Scripture, sketches an enduring portrait of Jesus Christ from the Old Testament prophecies of his coming, to his glorious triumph in the New Testament. Can you name the book of the Bible these famous airs, recitatives, and choruses come from? (There are more answers than needed and answers may be repeated.)

  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Isaiah
  • Acts
  • Zechariah
  • Matthew
  • Luke
  • Romans
  • John
  • 1 Corinthians
  • Revelation
  1. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned. __________
  2. 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, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. ____________
  3. There were ? shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. ______________
  4. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? _______________
  5. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace ? that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! _______________
  6. Hallelujah: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. ___________
  7. I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though ? worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. ______________
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