Williamsburgh (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-03)   CPDL #34062:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-01-03)   CPDL #34063:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Williamsburgh
First Line: Almighty God, whose boundless sway
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 87

Description: Words apparently by the composer.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Almighty God, whose boundless sway
Earth, sea and skies proclaim:
Teach me Thy precepts to obey,
And fear Thy glorious name.