23. Cease thy anguish

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part II, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
252 measures

English text

Joad

Cease thy anguish, smile once more,
Let thy tears no longer flow!
Judah’s God, whom we adore,
Soon to joy will change thy woe.

Josabeth

All his mercies I review,
Gladly with a grateful heart,
And I trust he will renew
Blessings he did once impart.

Both

Whate’er this tyrant may decree,
Returning joys we soon shall see.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Josabeth (Soprano)
  • Joad (Alto)
  • Bassi

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