from Act II of the French opera Faust
by Charles-François Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, Marguerite's brother
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: A celebration in a public square in a German city, 16th century
Synopsis: Valentin has been called off to war. He is not worried about what will happen to him because of the sacred medallion that he has been given. He is, however, worried because there will no one protect his sister while he is gone. He asks God to take care of her while he fights. He declares that he shall fight valiantly for his country and if he dies, he prays that he will be allowed to watch over his sister from Heaven.