O love, how great thy pow’r!

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene VII

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor → A major
Meter
4/4
Length
6 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Irene

Irene

O Love! how great thy Pow’r! but greater ſtill,
O Love! how great thy pow’r! but greater still,
When Virtue prompts the ſteady Mind to prove
When virtue prompts the steady mind to prove
The native Strength in Deeds of higheſt Honour.
The native strength in deeds of highest honour.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Irene (Mezzosoprano)
  • Continuo

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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