When Israel, like the bounteous Nile

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B major → f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Length
8 measures

English text

Soprano

When Israel, like the bounteous Nile,
For Egypt’s lords, enrich’d the soil,
The tears our gushing eyes supplied
Increas’d the river’s swelling tide.

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • 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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