Baltimore (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-21)   CPDL #40845:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Five stanzas included, by James Allen, 1761, entitled Worthy the Lamb. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-08-21)   CPDL #40844:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-21).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five stanzas included, by James Allen, 1761, entitled Worthy the Lamb.

General Information

Title: Baltimore
First Line: Father of mercies, thou
Composer: William Billings
Lyricists: William Billings and James Allen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 664. 6664

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant

Description: First published in The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778, p. 46. Words printed with with original by William Billings, 1778, one stanza.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Glory to God on high.

English.png English text

1. Father of mercies, thou
Fountain of graces, one
God evermore.
Author of harmony,
Hater of tyranny,
Essence of majesty,
Thee we adore.