O God, my heart is fixed (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-29)   CPDL #41280:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-29).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 186 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Continental Harmony, 1794. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O God, my heart is fixed
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony
, pp. 176-184.}}

Description: Words adapted from Psalm 108.

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Original text and translations

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Billings Text
O God, my heart is fixed,
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
Awake, lute and harp, I myself will awake right early.
I will praise thee, O Lord among the nations,
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.


Be thou exalted high, O God, above the heavens,
And thy glory above all the earth.

Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man.
Through God we shall do valiantly,
For it is he that shall tread down our enemies.
Hallelujah, Amen.

 

Psalm 108:1-5 (King James Version)
O God, my heart is fixed;
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people:
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
For thy mercy is great above the heavens:
And thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens:
And thy glory above all the earth.
Psalm 108:12-13 (King James Version)
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Through God we shall do valiantly:
For he it is that shall tread down our enemies.