‘Tis night

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene VI

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b flat minor → f minor
Meter
4/4
Length
11 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Irene

Irene

’Tis Night, but Night’s kind Bleſſing is deny’d
’Tis night, but night’s kind blessing is denied
To Grief like ours. — How can we think of Sleep,
To grief like ours. How can we think of sleep,
While Theodora wakes to Miſery;
While Theodora wakes to misery;
And threatning Death hangs hovering o’er our Heads!
And threatening death hangs hovering o’er our heads!
Be Pray’r our Refuge; Pray’r to Him, who rais’d
Be prayer our refuge; prayer to Him, who raised
And ſtill can raiſe, the Dead to Life and Joy.
And still can raise, the dead to life and joy.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Irene (Mezzosoprano)
  • Continuo

Resources

Contributor

May Robertson

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