Höre Israel. Hear Ye, Israel. Mendelssohn and Rembrandt.

Mendelssohn’s ‚Hear Ye, Israel‘ and Chorus

Text:
Hear ye, Israel; hear what the Lord
speaketh: “Oh, hadst thou heeded my
commandments!”
Who hath believed our report?
To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of
Israel, and his Holy One, to him oppressed
by tyrants, thus saith the Lord: “I am He
that comforteth; be not afraid, for I am
thy God, I will strengthen thee.
Say, who art thou, that thou art afraid
of a man shall die, and forgettest the Lord
thy maker, who hath stretched forth the
heavens, and laid the earth’s foundations?
Be not afraid, for I, thy God, will
strengthen thee.”

Chorus:
“Be not afraid,” saith God the Lord,
“Be not afraid, thy help is near.”
God, the Lord thy God,
sayeth unto thee, “Be not afraid!”
Though thousands languish and
fall beside thee, and tens of
thousands around thee perish,
yet still it shall not come nigh thee.
The Supper at Emmaus, 1629, Rembrandt
Rembrandt painted his 
'Supper at Emmaus' twice.
One in 1629, one in 1648.
Both deal with the matter
of resurrection.
Let yourself be led into Mendelssohn's
music and Rembrandt's 
interpretation of resurrection.
The Supper at Emmaus, 1648, Rembrandt

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