George Frideric Handel, they say, wrote the Messiah in 24 days! Pretty intense considering the effort it must have taken. It is based on the Bible from the prophecy of Christ through His birth and future Glorification! I used to go with my parents every year to watch it performed at a church in the Chicagoland area and one year I watched my best friend perfom as a soloist in it at Moody Church in Chicago!
The story goes that when King George II saw the Hallelujah Chorus performed he was moved so much that he stood up for the entirety of it and when he stood, all that were there stood with him. So it's now a multi-century old tradition to stand when you hear... This video of the Hallelujah Chorus has gone completely viral and I know millions have seen it, but I think its worth watching again and hearing about Jesus. My King of Kings and Lord of Lords. HALLELUJAH indeed!!