Camden (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-13)  CPDL #32688:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition. Transcribed from Suffolk Harmony, 1786.
  • (Posted 2014-04-23)  CPDL #31752:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-04-23).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 29.85 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Camden
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: 1786 in The Suffolk Harmony, no. 6, p. 14

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

My soul, thy great Creator praise:
When clothed in his celestial rays,
He in full majesty appears,
And, like a robe, his glory wears.

Speak of the wonders of that love
which Gabriel plays on every chord:
From all below, and all above
loud hallelujahs to the Lord.