6a. But who may abide the day of His coming

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part I, Scene 2: The Coming Judgment

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
d minor
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante larghetto → Adagio
Length
136 measures

English text

But who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Malachi 3:2 (verbatim)

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

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