Unity (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-06-26)   CPDL #35898:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All four stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-06-26)   CPDL #35897:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Unity
First Line: Tis by the faith of joys to come
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: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 18

Description: In 1770 without indication of lyrics. Lyrics chosen: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 129 of Book 2.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Tis by the faith of joys to come.