from Act III of the French opera Faust
by Charles-François Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, an old man turned young by Mèphistophélès
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: The garden of Marguerite in a German city, 16th century
Synopsis: Approaching Marguerite's house, Faust is struck by the purity of the dwelling and the innocence of Marguerite inside. He then goes on to thank Nature for creating the beautiful angelic creature that is Marguerite.