5. O Judah! Judah! chosen seed!

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
c minor → g minor
Meter
4/4
Length
14 measures

English text

Joad

O Judah, Judah, chosen seed,
To what distress art thou decreed!
How are thy sacred feasts profan’d,
Thy rites with vile pollution strain’d!
Proud Athalia’s impious hand
Sheds desolation through the land,
Bids strange, unhallow’d altars flame,
And proudly braves Jehovah’s name.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Joad (Alto)
  • Bassi

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