George Frideric Handel: Psalm 126: Nisi Dominus By Vox Luminis
As was common among composers for centuries, Handel often put religious text to song. Here, he uses Psalm 126. This short piece uses call and response technique which would have been common in churches at the time when many people could not read the words of the psalm. The Baroque great was often commissioned by the church to write works for them, and this is an example. Listen to see how Handel masterly fits text to music.