America (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #33172:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-10-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #33183:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-10-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
  • CPDL #09031:        (Finale 2002)
Editor: Stuart Lauters (submitted 2003-03-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 133 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: America
First Line: Come, let us sing unto the Lord
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, revised in The Singing Master's Assistant,  1778

Description: Transcribed from The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778. Music first published 1770, revised in 1778.

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Original text and translations

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Come, let us sing unto the Lord,
And praise His name with one accord.
In this design one chorus raise,
From east to west His praise proclaim,
From pole to pole extol His fame,
The skies shall echo back His praise.