20. Will God, whose mercies ever flow

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part II, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
c minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
49 measures

English text

Joas

Will God, whose mercies ever flow,
Expose his children’s youth to woe?
The little birds his bounty taste,
All nature with his gifts are grac’d.
Each day his care I implore,
He feeds me from his altar’s store.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Joas (Soprano)
  • Bassi

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