Egypt (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-03)  CPDL #32587:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-08-03).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • (Posted 2014-11-22)  CPDL #33467:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-11-22).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Egypt
First Line: Come, see the wonders of our God
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony
Description: This setting of Isaac Watts' adaptation of Psalm 66 was first published on pp61-62 of William Billings' The Continental Harmony, Boston: 1794. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6708.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 66 (metrical version of first part by Isaac Watts).