15. While yet thy Tide of Blood runs high

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Largo
Length
19 measures

English text

High Priest

While yet thy tide of blood runs high,
To God thy future life devote;
Thy early vigour all apply,
His glorious service to promote.
So shall thy great Creator bless,
And bid thy days serenely flow:
So shall thy youthful happiness
In age no diminution know.
With sweet reflections thou shalt taste,
Declining gently to thy tomb,
The pleasure of good actions past,
And hope with rapture joys to come.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Flauto
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • High Priest (Tenore)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo

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