Lebanon (William Billings)
- (Posted 2014-12-31) CPDL #33984:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-31). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 29 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition.
- (Posted 2014-12-31) CPDL #33986:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-31). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 56 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
Description: Pub|1 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, p. 95. Revised in The Singing-Master's assistant, 1778, p. 14. Words written by William Billings.
Original text and translations
Death, with his warrant in his hand,
Comes rushing on amain
We must obey the summons then
Return to dust again.
Hail, king of terrors, welcome death
Thou’rt pleasing to mine eye;
In spite of thee I shall arise
Above the ethereal sky.