Purchase Street (1779) (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-27)   CPDL #35212:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All six stanzas from Watts' hymn included.
  • (Posted 2015-04-27)   CPDL #35211:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas from Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Purchase Street (1779)
First Line: Thus far the Lord has led me on
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 13

Description: First published in Music In Miniature, 1779, p. 7, without words. Words suggested by Nathan (1977): Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 80 of Book 1.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Thus far the Lord has led me on.