Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part II, Scene 7: God’s Ultimate Victory

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major → f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Length
4 measures

English text

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Psalm 2:9 (verbatim)

Instrumentation

  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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