A. O case, fair princess

From Athalia, HWV 52, Performing version of 1735, Part I, Scene IV

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Length
3 measures

English text

Abner

Oh cease, fair princess, to indulge your woe;
No mortal to your son can prove a foe.

Joad

 
This grief, O Josabeth, degrades your soul;
Can God no longer Judah’s foe control?
I trust he will his gracious care employ,
To make us close this festival with joy.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Abner (Basso)
  • Continuo

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