Ode or anthem for the new year, An (Aaron Williams)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2015-04-18). Score information: A4, 16 pages, 154 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: The score does not demand accompaniment (the bass is unfigured). The reduction in the current edition is editorial. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
Description: "N.B. This Anthem was Composed for and Performed by a Society of GENTLEMEN in London, and Published at their Request. London. Printed and sold by the AUTHOR, No. 11 Great Kirby Street, Hatton Garden."
Original text and translations
House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring,
While all our lips and hearts his graces sing;
The opening year his graces shall proclaim,
And all its days be vocal with his name.
The Lord is good, his mercy never-ending;
His blessings in perpetual show'rs descending.
Burst into praise, my soul all nature join!
Angels and men in harmony combine;
While human years are measured by the sun,
And while eternity its course shall run.