Fire from heaven

In Mendelssohn’s libretto:


O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits; Thou, whose ministers are flaming fires: let them now descend!

The People

The fire descends from heaven! The flames consume his offering! Before Him upon your faces fall! The Lord is God, the Lord is God! O Israel hear! Our God is one Lord, and we will have no other gods before the Lord.


Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape you. Bring them down to Kishon’s brook, and there let them be slain.