Massachusetts (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-03)   CPDL #35288:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-05-03)   CPDL #35287:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Massachusetts
First Line: Great is the Lord God, the thunder's His voice
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Perez Morton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 10 10. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 40.

Description: Words by Perez Morton.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Great is the Lord God, The thunder's His voice,
Then come let us sing and shout in a throng,
Let all of true wisdom before Him rejoice,
And children of learning unite in the song.