No. 45 (William Billings)

From ChoralWiki
Revision as of 04:25, 18 August 2016 by Carlos (talk | contribs) (Text replace - "\[{{filepath:(.*)\.(.*)}} +(.*)]" to "$3")
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help


  • (Posted 2014-12-29)   CPDL #33928:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 35 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2014-12-29)   CPDL #33929:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: No. 45
First Line: To Him who chose us first
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

{{Published}} is obsolete (code commented out), replaced with {{Pub}} for works and {{PubDatePlace}} for publications.

Description: Published in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, p. 79, with indication of lyrics in an appendix (see Kroeger 1981), Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 39 of Book 3.

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

To him that chose us first,
Before the world began;
To him that bore the curse
To save rebellious man;
  To him that formed
  Our hearts anew
  Is endless praise
  And glory due.

The Father's love shall run
Through our immortal songs;
We bring to God the Son
Hosannas on our tongues:
  Our lips address
  The Spirit's name
  With equal praise,
  And zeal the same.

Let every saint above,
And angel round the throne,
For ever bless and love
The sacred Three in One;
  Thus heav'n shall raise
  His honors high,
  When earth and time
  Grow old and die.