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[By the waters, the waters of Babylon]

[By the waters, the waters of Babylon]

Composer (attributed to): William Billings
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: Recording

Composer (attributed to): William Billings

Billings was one of the first major American composers. He was born on October 7, 1746 in Boston and died on September 26, 1800 in Boston. Sources: Hughes, pp. 314-15 Jones, pp. 13-14 Pratt, p. 132 Randel, pp. 78-79 NN, Hymnary. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/i/l/billings_w.htm Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (attributed to): William Billings
Incipit: 1(D76 5)67( 65)45 6(54)
Key: a minor
Source: Traditional Jewish melody.


Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #294TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #784Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #148
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #569Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #245TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #137CText
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #137DTextPage Scan
Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #88Text
Shaping Sanctuary: proclaiming God's grace in an inclusive church #278
The Greenwood Harmony (2nd ed.) #8A
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #708
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #858bText
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #183
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