Thou fair inhabitant

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act I, Scene II

George Frideric Handel
12 measures

English text


Thou fair inhabitant of Nile,
Rejoice thy lover with a smile!


O monarch, with each virtue bless’d,
The brightest star that gilds the east:
No joy I know beneath the sun,
But what’s compris’d in Solomon.
With thee, how quickly fled the winter’s night,
And short is summer’s length of light.

About the text

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


  • Queen (Soprano)
  • Solomon (Mezzosoprano)
  • Continuo


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