May peace in Salem ever dwell!

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act III

George Frideric Handel
11 measures

English text

Queen of Sheba

May peace in Salem ever dwell!
Illustrious Solomon, farewell!
Thy wise instructions be my future care,
Soft as the show’rs that cheer the vernal air,
Whose warmth bids ev’ry plant her sweets disclose;
The lily wakes, and paints the op’ning rose.

About the text

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


  • Queen of Sheba (Soprano)
  • Continuo


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