Wilks (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-05)   CPDL #35305:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-05).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-05-04)   CPDL #35304:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-04).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Wilks
First Line: Almighty God, eternal King
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Perez Morton

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. 80

Description: Words by Perez Morton, two stanzas.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Almighty God, eternal King,
To whom alone all power belongs,
Let all the earth Thy praises sing,
And laud Thy name in holy songs.

The thunder mutters forth Thy praise,
The fire and hail fulfill Thy word;
The stormy winds their tempest raise,
To Thee, their only sovereign Lord.