Franklin (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-31)   CPDL #40973:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All six stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-08-31)   CPDL #40972:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Franklin
First Line: Lord, how secure and blest are they
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1779 in Music in Miniature

Description: First published in Music in Miniature, 1779, without words. Words supplied by Nathan, 1977: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 57 of Book 2, in six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lord, how secure and blest are they.