St. John's (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #32775:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All five stanzas of Watts' hymn included. Re-formatted 2016-08-02. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #17575:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: Joachim Kelecom (submitted 2008-07-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 28 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: St. John's
First Line: Where are the mourners, saith the Lord
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: 1794 in The Continental Harmony

Description: Published on page 55 of The Continental Harmony (1794). Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 154 of Book 2, in five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Where are the mourners, saith the Lord.