Handel – Comfort ye – Every valley

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Title: Recit: Comfort ye – Aria: Every valley shall be exalted (from Messiah)

Music: George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Text: Isaiah 40: 1-4

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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. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; the crooked straight, and the rough places plain.


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