22. Thrice bless’d be the king

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act II, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Andante larghetto
Length
158 measures

English text

First Harlot

Thrice bless’d the king, for he’s good and he’s wise.
My gratitude calls streaming tears from my eyes.

Solomon

 
The Lord all these virtues has giv’n,
Thy thanks be return’d all to Heav’n.
’Tis God that rewards, and will lift from the dust
Whom to crush proud oppressors endeavour…

First Harlot

 
How happy are those who in God put their trust!

Solomon

 
For His mercy endureth for ever.

About the text

  • Author: Moses Mendes?
  • Bible: the First Book of Kings and the Second Book of Chronicle

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • First woman (Soprano)
  • Solomon (Mezzosoprano)
  • Bassi

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