Revelation (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-26)   CPDL #35197:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-26).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added. Transcribed from The Continental Harmony, 1794. Five more stanzas added below from Watts' paraphrase.
  • CPDL #17578:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: Joachim Kelecom (submitted 2008-07-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This version was taken from pages 62-63 of The Continental Harmony (1794). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Revelation
First Line: Let all the heathen writers join
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 66

Description: A shorter early version appeared in Music in Miniature in 1779, which was revised in 1794. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 119, Part 7.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 119.