13. Great god!

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Larghetto

English text

Cyrus

Great God, who, yet but darkly known,
Thus far hast deign’d my arms to bring;
Support me still, while I pull down
Assyria’s proud, injurious king.
So shall this hand thy altars raise,
This tongue for ever sing thy praise;
And all thy will, when clearly shown,
By thy glad servant shall be done.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Cyrus (Soprano)
  • Continuo

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