O save her, then

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major → g sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Length
12 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Didymus

Didymus

O ſave her then, or give me Pow’r to ſave
O save her then, or give me pow’r to save
By free Admiſſion to th’imprison’d Maid.
By free admission to th’imprisoned maid.
 

Septimius

Septimius

My guards, not less ashamed of their vile office,
My Guards, not leſs aſham’d of their vile Office,
Will second your intent, and pleasure me.
Will ſecond your Intent, and pleaſure me.

Didymus

 
I will reward them with a bounteous heart,

Didymus

And you, my friend, with all that heav’n can give
I will reward them with a bounteous Heart,
To the sincerity of prayer.
And you, my Friend, with all that Heav’n can give
 
To the Sincerity of Pray’r.
 

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Didymus (Alto)
  • Septimius (Tenore)
  • Continuo

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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