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  • (Posted 2021-10-21)  CPDL #66332:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: As written in 1774, with round notes. Transcribed from The Gentleman and Lady’s Musical Companion, 1774.
  • (Posted 2021-10-21)  CPDL #66331:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Gentleman and Lady’s Musical Companion, 1774.
  • (Posted 2014-06-28)  CPDL #32354:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-06-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition. Transcribed from The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778.
  • (Posted 2014-06-28)  CPDL #32355:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-06-28).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778.

General Information

Title: Exeter
First Line: When I my inward guilt suppressed
First Line: Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1774 in The Gentleman and Lady’s Musical Companion, Edition 1
  2nd published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant
Description: First published in 1774 with words from Isaac Watts, 1709, from Hymn 63 of Book 2, "Hark from the tombs a doleful sound." Slightly amended by Billings in 1778 with different words by Isaac Watts, 1709, paraphrase of Psalm 32, "When I my inward guilt suppressed." In both cases, Billings used two of Watts' stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 32.