Queen Street (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-03)   CPDL #35297:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-05-03)   CPDL #35296:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Queen Street
First Line: O clap your hands and shout for joy
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Perez Morton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 50

Description: Words by Perez Morton, Only one stanza known.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

O clap your hands and shout for joy,
With triumph and with mirth,
Because the Lord is terrible
And King of all the earth.

God has ascended with a shout
And with the trumpet's sound;
O sing His praises evermore,
And let His name resound.