Hallelujah Proclaimed inside Macy’s!

November 11th, 2010

 

Saturday 30 October  2010, saw over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform a Knight Foundation’s ‘Random Acts of Culture.’ Brought together by the Opera Company of Philadelphia at Macy’s in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ — I know… in a department store! It is the world’s largest pipe organ, too.

The Opera Company chorus with throngs of singers from the community entered the store as shoppers, and burst into an impromptu rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ to the delight of surprised shoppers.

What a wonderful thing to happen by surprise, and by one of the most beautiful pieces of music, too.

But the thing that gladdens my heart the most, is “Praise the Lord” rang out loud and clear in Macy’s! In MACY’S! But not only that Handel used direct quotes from the King James Version of the bible for the lyrics. It was the word of God that went forth, and it never returns void!

It is said of this song, that it will be the only song of praise written by men to be sung at the throne of God!

Hallelujah!

For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.

Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Hallelujah!

The kingdom of this world
Is become the kingdom of our Lord,
And of His Christ, and of His Christ;
And He shall reign for ever and ever,
For ever and ever, forever and ever,

King of kings, and Lord of lords,
King of kings, and Lord of lords,
And Lord of lords,
And He shall reign,
And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings, forever and ever,
And Lord of lords,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!





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