10. His sceptre is the rod of righteousness

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Pomposo
Length
168 measures

English text

Bass

His scepter is the rod of righteousness,
With which He bruiseth all His foes to dust,
And the great dragon strongly doth repress
Under the rigor of His judgment just.
His seat is truth, to which the faithful trust,
From whence proceed her beams so pure and bright
That all about Him sheddeth glorious light.
His scepter…

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Spenser, “Hymn of Heavenly Beauty”, stanza 23

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Bassi

Notes

“After the poetry of John Milton and Edmund Spenser.
The work was written in the midst of the Jacobite rising of 1745–1746.” Wikipedia

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