Lebanon (William Billings)
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- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-31). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 29 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-31). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 56 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
First Line: Death, with his warrant in his hand
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: William Billings
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer
2nd published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant
3rd published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 20
Original text and translations
Death, with his warrant in his hand,
Comes rushing on amain
We must obey the summons then
Return to dust again.
Hail, king of terrors, welcome death
Thou’rt pleasing to mine eye;
In spite of thee I shall arise
Above the ethereal sky.