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Messiah: He Gave His Back to the Smiters (Handel)

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Messiah: He Gave His Back to the Smiters (Handel)


Original Key: C Minor MP3

This quiet alto aria about Christ's generosity towards his abusers is the B section of movement 23 of the Messiah. It was recorded separately so that it can be used alone, as a short and simple aria, or as a bridge to "He Was Despised" (Spiritrax 1208) as per Handel's original instructions.

ID: #1209


He gave his back to the smiters,
and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair,
He hid not His face from shame and spitting.

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