38. Ev’ry joy that wisdom knows

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
A major
Meter
6/4
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
78 measures

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Queen of Sheba (Soprano)
  • Solomon (Mezzosoprano)
  • Bassi

English text

Queen of Sheba

Ev’ry joy that wisdom knows,
May’st thou, pious monarch, share!

Solomon

Ev’ry blessing Heav’n bestows,
Be thy portion, virtuous fair!

Queen of Sheba

Gently flow thy rolling days.

Solomon

Sorrow be a stranger here.

Both

May thy people sound thy praise,
Praise unbought by price of fear.

About the text

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

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