St. Thomas (William Billings)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-26). Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 116 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Continental Harmony, 1794, pp. 127-129. Re-formatted 2016-08-02. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Joachim Kelecom (submitted 2008-07-15). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 53 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
Description: The first 15 measures first published as Calvary in 1779, without words. Considerably revised in 1794, adding 34 measures, retitled as St. Thomas. Words of the first 15 measures by an unknown author (first published in 1787); remainder of words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 95 of Book 2. Billings used the anonymous (C. M.) stanza, adding three of Watts' (C. M.) stanzas; the result is four stanzas.
Original text and translations
Methinks I see my Savior dear
On the accursed tree;
Methinks I see his bleeding wounds,
Which he received for me. (Anonymous, before 1787)
Original text and translations may be found at Infinite grief! Amazing woe.