’Tis my intention, lovely youth

From Athalia, HWV 52, Performing version of 1735, Part II, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Length
16 measures

English text

Athalia

‘Tis my intention, lovely youth, that you
A scene more suited to your worth shall view;
You to the palace shall this day repair,
And live consigned to Athalia’s care.

Joas

Shall I behold the God by whom I’m bless’d
Profan’d by you with rites that I detest?

Athalia

Princess, in discipline you much excel;
Whate’er you dictate he remembers well.
But be assured that one revolving hour
Shall snatch your learned pupil from your pow’r.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Athalia + Joas (Soprano)
  • Continuo

Issues

  • Duplicate

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