44. O death, where is thy sting

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part III, Scene 3: The Final Conquest of Sin

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante
Length
41 measures

Instrumentation

  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

English text

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: I Corinthians 15:55-15:56 (verbatim)

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