40. O Lord, whose Providence Ever wakes for their Defence

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene VI

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
d minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
40 measures

English text

High Priest

O Lord, whose providence
Ever wakes for their defence
Who the ways of virtue choose:
Let not thy faithful servant fall
A victim to the rage of Saul
Who hates without a cause,
And, in defiance of thy laws,
His precious life pursues.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • High Priester (Tenore)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

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