Rochester (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2008-07-13)  CPDL #17577:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: Joachim Kelecom (submitted 2008-07-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 13 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Rochester
First Line: Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony
Description: This setting was first published on p81 of The Continental Harmony in 1794: the text is attributed there to George Whitefield, but is actually by Charles Wesley.

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Original text and translations

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1. Ye Servants of God,
your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad
his wonderful Name;
The Name all victorious
of Jesus extoll;
His Kingdom is glorious
and rules over all.

2. God ruleth on high,
Almighty to save,
And still he is nigh,
His Presence we have.
The great Congregation
His Triumph shall sing,
Ascribing Salvation
To Jesus our King.

3. Salvation to God,
Who sits on the Throne,
Let all cry aloud
And honour the Son.
Our Jesus's Praises
The Angels proclaim,
Fall down on their Faces
And worship the Lamb.

4. Then let us adore
And give him his Right,
All Glory and Pow'r,
And Wisdom and Might;
All Honour and Blessing,
With Angels above:
And Thanks nver ceasing,
And infinite Love.