12. Jehovah is my shield, my glory

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
A major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Andante larghetto
Length
220 measures

English text

Tenor

Jehovah is my shield, my glory,
Him through my story
Th’exalter of my head I count.
Aloud I cried,
He soon replied,
And heard me from his holy mount.
I lay and slept, and wak’d again,
The Lord himself did me sustain.
Jehovah is my shield…

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Milton, Psalm iii

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • 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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