Burlington (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32810:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32811:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Burlington
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: James Relly

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 76. 76. 78. 76

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1786

Description: Words by James Relly, 1776, his Hymn 3. Transcribed from The Suffolk Harmony, 1786.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Canaan promised is before;
Come let us forward go,
Not the ocean, nor its roar,
Nor the Egyptian foe,
May obstruct, when God commands;
His power on our behalf he shows:
Move we forward to the land
Where milk and honey flows.