Victory (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-12)   CPDL #41101:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).}}

Description: Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 91, part 2, in nine stanzas, two stanzas of words per stanza of music, first line "Ye sons of men, a feeble race." Two more pairs of stanzas added, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

  • (Posted 2016-09-12)   CPDL #41100:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, music as in 1794.}}

Description: Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 91, part 2, in nine stanzas, two stanzas of words per stanza of music, first line "Ye sons of men, a feeble race." Two more pairs of stanzas added, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

  • (Posted 2016-09-12)   CPDL #41099:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: As written in 1794, with original words. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Victory
First Line: To thine almighty arm we owe
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony, pp. 170-171.}}

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, paraphrase of Psalm 18, part 2, in six stanzas. Billings used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition, first line "To thine almighty arm we owe."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 18 and Psalm 91.