5. Thus saith the Lord of hosts

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part I, Scene 2: The Coming Judgment

George Frideric Handel
d minor → A major
30 measures

English text

Thus saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts; Yet once a little while and I will shake the heav’ns and the earth, the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all nations; and the desire of all nations shall come.
The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple; ev’n the messenger of the Covenant, whom you delight in: behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.

About the text


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo


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