The Lord descended from above (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-12)   CPDL #41095:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-12).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 181 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: As written in 1770. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Lord descended from above
First Line: The Lord descended from above
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, pp. 51-56

Description: Words by Thomas Sternhold, 1561, Old Version, paraphrase of Psalm 18, stanzas 9 and 10.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 18.