Benevolence (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32997:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition. Two more stanzas included, from Tate and Brady's paraphrase. Re-formatted 2017-05-20. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #32998:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included, from Tate and Brady's paraphrase. Re-formatted 2018-11-08. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Benevolence
First Line: Happy the man whose tender care
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778

Description: Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, "New Version," 1698, their paraphrase of Psalm 41.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 41.