Corsica (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-10)   CPDL #35368:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 71 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Both stanzas included.
  • (Posted 2015-05-10)   CPDL #35367:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Both stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Corsica
First Line: The Lord almighty is a God
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Perez Morton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 46

Description: Words by Perez Morton, two stanzas.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

The Lord almighty is a God
That will protect the free;
And learn them to disdain the rod
Of baleful slavery.

He can defend the smallest isle
By His almighty hand,
And teach them to defeat the guile
Of an enslaving land.