Sing praises to the Lord (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-30)   CPDL #41290:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-30).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1794. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-09-30)   CPDL #41289:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 4 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Sing praises to the Lord
Composer: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony
, pp. 70-74.}}

Description: Words adapted from Psalm 30.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 30.

English.png English text

Billings Text
Sing praises to the Lord,
O ye saints of his,

For his wrath endures for a moment,
And in his favor is life forever more.
Heaviness may endure for a night,
But joy cometh in the morning.

 

Psalm 30:4-5 (King James Version)
Sing unto the Lord,
O ye saints of his,
And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
For his anger endureth but a moment;
In his favor is life:
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy cometh in the morning.