16c. For long ago

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
a minor → e minor
Meter
4/4

English text

Daniel

For long ago,
Whole ages ere this Cyrus yet was born
Or thought of, great Jehovah, by His Prophet,
In words of comfort to his captive people
Foretold, and call’d by name the wond’rous man.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Daniel (Alto)
  • Continuo

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