17. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part I, Scene 5: Christ’s Healing and Redemption

George Frideric Handel
F major → B flat major
Larghetto e piano
56 measures

English text

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.
Come unto Him, all ye that labour, come unto Him that are heavy laden, and He will give you rest.
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.

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  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Fagotto
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo


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