34. Blest be the hand

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part III, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
A tempo ordinario
Length
97 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Theodora; Chorus

Theodora; Chorus

Bleſt be the Hand, and bleſt the Pow’r,
Blest be the hand, and blest the pow’r,
That in the dark, and dangerous Hour,
That in the dark, and dangerous hour,
Sav’d thee from cruel Strife.
Saved thee from cruel strife.
Lord, favour ſtill the kind Intent,
Lord, favour still the kind intent,
And bleſs thy gracious Inſtrument,
And bless thy gracious instrument,
With Liberty, and Life.
With liberty, and life.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Theodora (Soprano)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

Chorus of Christians

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso

Resources

Contributor

May Robertson

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