The Highest who in Heaven doth dwell

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part I

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

English text

Bass

The Highest, who in Heav’n doth dwell,
Shall laugh them to scorn.
The Lord shall speak to them in his wrath,
And in his fell and fierce ire trouble them:
“For I, saith He, have anointed Him my King,
(Though ye rebel) on Sion’s holy hill.”

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Milton, Psalm ii

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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