Euroclydon (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-26)   CPDL #41240:   
Editor: Aaron Giles (submitted 2016-09-26).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Psalm Singer's Amusement
  • CPDL #15651:  Network.png
Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2007-12-12).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 139 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Euroclydon
Composer: William Billings

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1781 in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement

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Original text and translations

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They that go down
to the Sea in Ships
and occupy their business
in great waters,
these men see,
God’s wonders,
His wonders,
His great and mighty wonders
in the deep.
For He commanded
the stormy winds to blow
And He lifted up the waves thereof.
They are mounted up
as it were, into Heav’n.
Into the deep,
and their souls melt away with trouble.
They reel and stagger
to and fro like a drunken man
and are at their wits’ end.
Then they cry
and He bringeth them
out of their distresses.
He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves are still.
Then they are glad
because they are quiet
and all huzzah, huzzah,
welcome here again,
welcome home!