from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera La Forza del Destino
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the daughter of the Marquis of Calatrava
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: A small flat space at the doors of the Church of Our Lady of Angels.
Synopsis: Leonora has just arrived at the church disguised as a man. After a close call at the inn with her brother who wants to find her to avenge their father's death, she gives thanks to God and calls upon the merciful Virgin to forgive her sins.