The rising world Jehovah crowned (No. 3 from 'Athalia') (George Frideric Handel)

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  • (Posted 2002-10-07)  CPDL #04057:   
Editor: Alan Dergal Rautenberg (submitted 2002-10-07).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 628 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: full score, in A4 format, figured bass

General Information

Title: Rising World Jehovah Crowned, The (#3 from 'Athalia')
Composer: George Frideric Handel

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredOratorio

Language: English
Instruments: 2 oboes, strings (2 violins, 2 violas, cello), basso continuo

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Original text and translations

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Young Virgins:
The rising world Jehovah crown'd
With bright magnificence around!
He hung the radiant orbs on high,
And pour'd the sunbeams through the sky;
He lent the flow'rs their lovely glow,
And breath'd the fragrance they bestow;
The plains with verdant charms array'd,
And beautify'd with green the glade.

O mortals, if around us here
So wond'rous all his works appear,
Ah think with awe, ye sons of men,
How wond'rous is their author then!