Philadelphia (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32658:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes:
  • CPDL #32659:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-10).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Philadelphia
First Line: Let differing nations join
Composer: William Billings
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1778

Description: This setting of the 'New Version' metrical paraphrase of Psalm 67 was first published on p51 of William Billings' The Singing Master's Assistant, Boston: 1778. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4018a.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 67.