But see! the good, the virtuous Didymus!

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part III, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
a minor → D major
Meter
4/4
Length
13 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Irene

Irene

But ſee, the good, the virtuous Didymus!
But see, the good, the virtuous Didymus!
Wakeful, as Philomel, with throbbing Heart,
Wakeful, as Philomel, with throbbing heart,
He comes to join with us in Pray’r
He comes to join with us in prayer
For Theodora. —
For Theodora.
 
 

Theodora

Theodora

No; Heav’n has heard your Pray’rs for Theodora:
No; heav’n has heard your prayers for Theodora:
Behold her ſafe. — Oh! that as free, and ſafe,
Behold her safe. Oh! that as free, and safe,
Were Didymus, my kind Deliverer!
Were Didymus, my kind deliverer!
But let this Habit ſpeak the reſt.
But let this habit speak the rest.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Theodora (Soprano)
  • Irene (Mezzosoprano)
  • Continuo

Resources

Contributor

May Robertson

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