Euroclydon (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-03)  CPDL #59001:     
Editor: Gary D. Cannon (submitted 2020-06-03).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2016-09-26)  CPDL #41240:   
Editor: Aaron Giles (submitted 2016-09-26).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Psalm Singer's Amusement.
  • (Posted 2007-12-12)  CPDL #15651:  Network.png
Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2007-12-12).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 139 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Euroclydon
Composer: William Billings

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1781 in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement

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Original text and translations

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Billings - Euroclydon

They that go down to the sea in ships
and occupy their bus'ness in great waters:
these men see God’s wonders, His wonders,
His great and mighty wonders in the deep.

For He commanded the stormy winds to blow
and He lifted up the waves thereof.
They are mounted up as it were, into Heav’n,
And then down, down, down,
into the deep; and their souls melt away with trouble.

They reel and stagger to and fro like a drunken man
and are at their wits’ end.
Then they cry unto God in their trouble
and He bringeth them out of their distresses.

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves are still.

Then they are glad because they are quiet;
And he bringeth the vessel into port.
And all huzzah, huzzah!
Their friends assembled on the wharf to welcome them on shore,
And all huzzah, huzzah!
Welcome here again, welcome home!