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“He Shall Feed His Flock” – Handel’s Messiah

on November 11, 2021

I like to start out the holiday season by listening to Handel’s Messiah. Not only is the music powerful and majestic, with a wide variety of vocal ranges, but the lyrics and the music capture the essence of Jesus’ life and teachings. One of my favorite pieces is “He Shall Feed His Flock,” which is straight out of Matthew 11:28-29 and Isaiah 40:11 in the Bible. This Oratorio is a fine example of Baroque music that has endured for 280 years.

Performed by Swiss soprano Regula Muhlemann. From Handel’s Messiah.

Lyrics

He shall feed his flock like
A shepherd
And He shall gather
The lambs with his arm
With his arm

He shall feed his flock like
A shepherd
And He shall gather
The lambs with his arm
With his arm

And carry them in his bosom
And gently lead those
That are with young
And gently lead those
And gently lead those
That are with young

Come unto Him
All ye that labour
Come unto Him, ye
That are heavy laden
And He will give you rest

Come unto Him
All ye that labour
Come unto Him, ye
That are heavy laden
And He will give you rest

Take his yoke upon you
And learn of Him
For He is meek
And lowly of heart
And ye shall find rest
And ye shall find rest
Unto your souls

Take his yoke upon you
And learn of Him
For He is meek
And lowly of heart
And ye shall find rest
And ye shall find rest
Unto your souls

Source: Musixmatch

Scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens.

Music by G.F. Handel, 1741.

Dawn Pisturino

November 6, 2021

Copyright 2021 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.



13 responses to ““He Shall Feed His Flock” – Handel’s Messiah

  1. Absolutely beautiful Sister Dawn! This rendition and work of perfection truly touches the heart and soul as it should!

    Thanks and all the glory is His; our Lord, Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ! Amen.

    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence

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  2. Ingrid says:

    You’ve made me want to listen now! I will probably wait until I put the tree up… 🎄

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Timothy Price says:

    I love Handel’s Messiah. I’ve heard it in a lot of different venues, but the most etherial and magical was in the 15th century church (what people would call a cathedral) when we lived in Spain.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Americaoncoffee says:

    What a great song matched with a lovely voice and perfect for the holidays. O Holy Night is another one of my favorites. Hope you’re having an awesome week.🌹🎶

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Neal Saye says:

    Gorgeous music!

    Liked by 1 person

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