for the first time! Last night during the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed part of Handel's Messiah, For Unto Us a Child is Born. I cannot begin to describe the power that piece of music had on me. I have heard it many times before, and always thought it was beautiful.
This time, I don't know if I was hearing it with new ears, but something was different. I was enraptured, if you will excuse the use of such a melodramatic word. It was so thrilling to me to hear not only the powerful words of Isaiah but to hear them set to inarguably some of the most triumphant music ever composed.