Otsego (Nathaniel Billings)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-02). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 66 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Round (oval) notes. Transcribed from Harmony of Harmony, 1802.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-02). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 76 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from Harmony of Harmony, 1802.
First Line: Behold God's works in various ways
Composer: Nathaniel Billings
Lyricist: Farnsworthcreate page
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Set piece Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1795 in The Republican Harmony, no. 36
2nd published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony
Description: Named for Otsego County, New York. Words ascribed to Rev. Farnsworth (possibly Rev. H. Farnsworth), with two stanzas. Billings used both stanzas in his composition. The words are not otherwise known.
Original text and translations
Behold God's works in various ways,
Which men and angels blush to see,
Now adoration moves my tongue,
May every noble soul agree.
To bless the God who deigned to speak
Both man and worlds from chaos gloom,
Resigned to man a god-like part,
The glorious faith of worlds to come.