Let God arise, HWV 256aHandel, George Frideric (1685–1759)
Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered:
let them also that hate him flee before him.
- Air for tenor
Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away:
like as wax melteth at the fire,
so let the ungodly perish at the presence of God.
- Air for soprano
Let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God:
let them also be merry and joyful.
O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his name.
Praised be the Lord.
At thy rebuke, O God: both the chariot and horse are fall’n.
Blessed be God, Alleluia.
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