Connection (William Billings)

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  • CPDL #00750:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 2000-03-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Connection
First Line: Hail! Sacred music, hail!
Composer: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant
  2nd published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony

Description: The Continental Harmony, 1794. Tune originally published in 1778, with different lyrics.

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Original text and translations

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1. Hail! Sacred Music hail! We offer at thy shrine
One perfect round complete in sound, celestial and divine.

2. 'Tis by Thy Heav'nly aid in one majestic sound,
We celebrate Jehovah's state, in one eternal round.

3. Great is the Lord our God, His mercy knows no bound;
Just are his ways, then let His praise Eternally go round.