O cease, fair princess

From Athalia, HWV 52, Performing version of 1756, Part I, Scene IV

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Length
11 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

  • Joad (Alto)
  • Abner (Basso)
  • Continuo

Issues

  • Duplicate

Resources

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