Bridgwater (William Billings)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-28). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 32 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-28). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
First Line: Majestic God, when I descry
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: William Billings
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, p. 40
Description: Words by William Billings.
Original text and translations
Majestic God, when I descry
The planetary world on high,
Where-e'er I turn my wandering eyes,
I'm lost in rapture and surprise.
Creator of these orbs of light,
Kindly protect me in the night;
Then in the morn when I arise,
Accept my grateful sacrifice.