10a. Be comforted

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major → d minor
Meter
4/4

English text

Cyrus

Be comforted: safe though the tyrant seem
Within those walls, I have a stratagem,
Inspir’d by Heav’n (dreams oft descend from Heav’n)
Shall baffle all his strength; so strong my mind
Th’impression bears, I cannot think it less.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Cyrus (Soprano)
  • Continuo

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