Composed by: Giacomo Puccini
from Tosca, E lucevan le stelle
lyrics, William K. Brehm
text adaptation, Loretta Giles
Accompaniment tracks available for:
Medium-High Voice (key: Am)
Medium-Low Voice (key: Gm)
“Hear my prayer, hear my cry, Lord. Do not hide; come before me.”
In his dramatic aria, the composer’s masterful music does indeed drive the lyric. Psalm 102 is the perfect setting, as the Psalmist beseeches the Lord to listen as he expresses the depth of his despair and agony. He asks that the Lord intercede with his enemies and indeed let them perish by His mighty power. It ends with the confidence that the Lord will prevail forever.
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