4b. Oh much beloved

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major → g sharp minor
Meter
4/4

English text

Nicotris

Oh, much belov’d
Of God and man! Say, is there aught can save
This sinking state?

Daniel

Great Queen, ‘tis not for man
To pry into the counsels of omniscience.
But you have done your duty, I mine.
No more remains but to submit to what
God, only wise and just, ordains.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Nicotris (Soprano)
  • Daniel (Alto)
  • Continuo

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