Hartford (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-15)  CPDL #34794:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
  • (Posted 2007-12-14)  CPDL #15663:  Network.png
Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2007-12-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 71 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hartford
First Line: Glorious Jesus, Thy dear name to praise
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: James Relly

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1781 in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement
    2nd published: 1786 in The Suffolk Harmony, no. 12, p. 25
Description: Published in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, 1781, p. 103, revised in 1786. Words by James Relly, 1758, his Hymn 84.

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Original text and translations

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Glorious Jesus,
Thy dear name to praise:
This shall please us
greatly all our days.
Oh thy beauties, how divine
How they in the Gospel shine
Holy Savior
Live forever
All our songs be thine.