Morning Song (Nathaniel Billings)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-24)  CPDL #52367:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-11-24).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Several note values corrected. Files corrected to proper composer 2021-11-02.

General Information

Title: Morning Song
First Line: God of the morning, at whose voice
Composer: Nathaniel Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, pp. 77-80
Description: Once thought to be composed by Jacob French, research indicates it's by Nathaniel Billings. Tune varies between F Major and F minor. Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 79 of Book 1, with six stanzas. Billings used all six stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at God of the morning, at whose voice.