|Total Playing Time: 1:56 (mm:ss) Original
Key: C Minor
Item Description: 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.
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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.