Georg Friedrich Handel : Samson (Ορατόριο), Πράξη πρώτη, Σκηνή δεύτερη. Ακούμε την άρια ‘Total Eclipse!’ από τον τενόρο Mark Padmore.
Georg Friedrich
Handel : Samson (Oratorio), Act One, Scene Two. We hear the aria ‘Total Eclipse!’ performed by tenor Mark Padmore.

Total eclipse! No sun, no moon!

All dark amidst the blaze of noon!

Oh, glorious light! No cheering ray

To glad my eyes with welcome day!

Why thus deprived Thy prime decree?

Sun, moon, and stars are dark to me!

I search God’s Word, and there I see

The day will come when signs these be;

The moon confounded, sun ashamed,

The stars withdrawn, the heav’ns in flame;

The oceans roar as nations fight,

And clouds and smoke turn day to night.

O Lord, You are our strength and stay,

Protect us in that awful day;

When heav’n departs, a worn out scroll,

When islands move from pole to pole;

When rocks and mountains cannot save

The guilty from the yawning grave.

But those who call upon the Lord,

His arm will save, will help afford;

He is a refuge, covert, tower,

Not hell or earth can overpower;

For those washed clean in Jesus’ blood,

He keeps them safe above the flood.

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  1. Liz Gauffreau April 8, 2024 at 11:12 pm

    In our area, the eclipse was 90.5%. We could have driven a couple of hours north for 100%, but not in that traffic!

    1. Oannes April 9, 2024 at 7:43 am

      We certainly wouldn’t. As I recall well, it’s the same creepy feeling either with 100% or less, and that’s what counts!

  2. Resa April 16, 2024 at 11:14 pm

    Heavy. Unusual for me. Thank you!


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