Finding Comfort in the Messiah
While playing Handel through the day,
I'm given prompts that help me pray.
Messiah's music comforts me
and penetrates my soul.
The words of Scripture clothed in song
confront the violent acts of wrong
that violate what God intends
and find me floundering.
For in those ancient words I hear
a message most concise and clear
reminding me I'm not alone
in times of dark despair.
Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion.
Behold your King comes unto thee....
For unto us a Child is born,
unto us a Son is given.
And the government shall be upon His shoulders.
And His name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor. The Mighty God.
The Everlasting Father. The Prince of Peace.
He shall lead His flock like a shepherd....
Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows....
Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
And He shall reign forever and ever
King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Amen!
O death where is thy sting?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos