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Handel - Messiah

Thy rebuke hath broken His heart: He is full of heaviness. He looked for some to have pity on Him, but there was no man, neither found He any to comfort him.

Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow.

He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgressions of Thy people was He stricken.

But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell; nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.

Mendelssohn - Elijah

 Elijah - As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth, before whom I stand, three years this day fulfilled, I will show myself unto Ahab: and the Lord will then send the rain again upon the earth.

Ahab - Art thou Elijah, he that troubleth Israel?

Chorus - Thou art Elijah, he that troubleth Israel!

Elijah - I never troubled Israel's peace: it is thou, Ahab, and all thy father's house. Ye have forsaken God's commands: and thou hast followd Baalim!

Now send and gather to me the whole of Israel unto Mount Carmel: there summon the prophets of Baal, and also the prophets of the groves, who are feasted at Jezebel's table. Then we shall see whose God is God the Lord.

Chorus - Yea, and the God who by fire shall answer, let Him be God.

Elijah - Call first upon your god: your numbers are many: I even I, only remain, one prophet of the Lord! Invoke your forest-gods and mountain-deities! 

Chorus - Priests of Baal - Baal, we cry to thee; hear and answer us; Heed the sacrifice we offer! hear us, O hear us, Baal! Hear, mighty god! Baal, O answer us! Let thy flames fall and extirpate the foe! O hear us, Baal!

Elijah - Call him louder; for he is a god! He talketh! or he is pursuing; or he is in journey or peradventure, he sleepeth; so awaken him; call him louder.

Chorus - Priests of Baal - Hear our cry, O Baal! now arise ! wherefore slumber?

Elijah - Call him louder! he heareth not. With knives and lances cut yourselves after your manner: leap upon the altar ye have made: call him and prophecy! Not a voice will answer you, none will listen, none heed you.

Chorus - Priests of Baal - Hear and answer, Baal! Mark how the scorner derideth us! Hear and answer! 

Elijah - Draw near, all ye people : come to me!

Lord of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel! This day let it be known that Thou art God; and I am thy servant! O show to all this people that I have done these things according to Thy word! O hear me, Lord, and answer me; and show to this people that Thou art Lord God; and let their hearts again be turned!

Angels - Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain thee. He never will suffer the righteous to fall; He is at thy right hand. Thy mercy, Lord, is great; and far above the heavens. Let none be made ashamed that wait upon Thee!