Christian Virtual Hymnal Content: Messiah

Here is a list of all scenes from the Messiah contained in the full version of the Christian Virtual Hymnal:


  • 1-1 Sinfonia
  • 1-2 Recitative: "Comfort ye, my people" (tenor)
  • 1-3 Air: "Every valley shall be exhalted" (tenor)
  • 1-4 Chorus: "And the glory of the Lord"
  • 1-5 Recitative: "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts" (bass)
  • 1-6 Air: "But who may abide the day of His coming" (contr'alto)
  • 1-7 Chorus: "And He shall purify the sons of Levi"
  • 1-8 Recitative: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" (contr'alto)
  • 1-9 Air: "O thou that tellest good tidings" (contr'alto)
  • 1-10 Chorus: "O thou that tellest good tidings"
  • 1-11 Recitative: "For, behold! darkness shall cover" (bass)
  • 1-12 Air: "The people that walked in darkness" (bass)
  • 1-13 Chorus: "For unto us a child is born"
  • 1-14 PIFA
  • 1-15 Recitative: "There were shepherds abiding" (soprano)
  • 1-16 Recitative: "And lo! the angel of the Lord" (soprano)
  • 1-17 Recitative: "And the angel said unto them" (soprano)
  • 1-18 Recitative: "And suddenly there was with the angel" (soprano)
  • 1-19 Chorus: "Glory to God in the highest"
  • 1-20 Air: "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion" (soprano)
  • 1-21 Recitative: "Then shall the eyes of the blind" (alto)
  • 1-22 Air: "He shall feed His flock" (alto, soprano)
  • 1-23 Chorus: "His yoke is easy, His burthen"
  • 2-1 Chorus: "Behold the Lamb of God!"
  • 2-2 Air: "He was despised and rejected" (alto)
  • 2-3 Chorus: "Surely He hath borne our griefs"
  • 2-4 Chorus: "All we like sheep have gone"
  • 2-5 Recitative: "All they that see Him" (tenor)

  • 2-6 Chorus: "He trusted in God that He would"
  • 2-7 Recitative: "Thy rebuke hath broken" (tenor)
  • 2-8 Air: "Behold, and see if there be" (tenor)
  • 2-9 Recitative: "He was cut off out of the land" (tenor)
  • 2-10 Air: "But thou didst not leave" (tenor)
  • 2-11 Chorus: "Lift up your heads, O ye gates"
  • 2-12 Recitative: "Unto which of the angels" (tenor)
  • 2-13 Chorus: "Let all the angels of God worship"
  • 2-14 Air: "Thou art gone up on high" (alto)
  • 2-15 Chorus: "The Lord gave the word"
  • 2-16 Air: "How beautiful are the feet" (soprano)
  • 2-17 Chorus: "Their sound is gone out into all lands"
  • 2-18 Air: "Why do the nations so furiously" (bass)
  • 2-19 Chorus: "Let us break their bonds"
  • 2-20 Recitative: "He that dwelleth in heaven" (tenor)
  • 2-21 Air: "Thou shalt break them with a rod" (tenor)
  • 2-22 Chorus: "Hallelujah"
  • 3-1 Air: "I know that my Redeemer liveth" (soprano)
  • 3-2 Chorus and soli: "Since by man came death"
  • 3-3 Recitative: "Behold, I tell you a mistery" (bass)
  • 3-4 Air: "The trumpet shall sound" (bass)
  • 3-5 Recitative: "Then shall be brought to pass" (contr'alto)
  • 3-6 Duet: "O death! where is thy sting" (contr'alto and tenor)
  • 3-7 Chorus: "But thanks be to God"
  • 3-8 Air: "If God be for us" (soprano)
  • 3-9 Chorus: "Worthy is the Lamb"
  • 3-10 Chorus: "Amen"