Fools or madmen stand not within

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
d minor → a minor
Meter
4/4
Length
8 measures

English text

Bass

Fools or madmen stand not within thy sight,
All workers of iniquity thou hat’st,
And them, unblest, thou wilt destroy;
The bloody and guileful man thou dost detest.

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Milton, Psalm v

Instrumentation

  • Basso
  • Continuo

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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