I love Handel‘s Messiah. The overlapping melodies, the harmonies, the words. Most of all the words, taken directly from scripture. I know the Hallelujah Chorus is the famous part and it is powerful and inspiring. But this is my favorite part.
Isaiah 9:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV)
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end