Everything seems to speed up as Advent, the church season preceding Christmas, arrives. So much to do! So much to hear! So much to read!
Serious help has arrived: I've found a last verse which will do for those of you who can't wait through 43 other marvelous pieces of music by Handel to reach his "Hallelujah" chorus.
With a slight spelling (but not meaning) change, to "Alleluia," take a look at the last verse of the great old Advent hymn, "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence."
At his feet the six-winged seraph,
Cherubim, with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Lord Most High!
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Update: To catch up faster on all of the hymns in the "Last verses" series, click here.