When the Lord turned again (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-26)   CPDL #41235:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-26).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Continental Harmony, 1794. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: When the Lord turned again
Composer: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony
, pp. 160-164.}}

Description: Words adapted from Psalm 126, King James Version.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 126.

English.png English text

Billings, 1794
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion,

Then was our mouth filled with laughter and joy. (a)

For they said among the heathen,
The Lord hath done great things for them,

Whereof they are glad.
Turn again our captivity, O Lord,
as the rivers in the south,
For they that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

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(a) Billings has "was our mouths".

 

Psalm 126:1-5 (King James Version)
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion,
We were like them that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing:
Then said they among the heathen,
The Lord hath done great things for them.
The LORD hath done great things for us;
Whereof we are glad.
Turn again our captivity, O Lord,
As the streams in the south.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.