from Part II : L'empio, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Nabucco
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Temistocle Solera
, the High Priest of the Hebrews
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: a hall in Nabucco's palace, ancient Babylon
Synopsis: Zaccaria prays to the god of the Hebrews, Jehovah, asking him to help those who do not accept the teachings of Jehovah (specifically, the Assyrians). Zaccaria hopes that the Assyrians will find their way to Jehovah so that the whole world will praise the god of the Israelites.