William Billings was the best known American composer and musician of the eighteenth century, sometimes called the father of American choral music.
“In the first place, you must pay great attention to the key note.” – William Billings
“Let tyrants shake their iron rod.” – William Billings
“When Jesus wept, the falling tear
in mercy flowed beyond all bound;
when Jesus groaned, a trembling fear
seized all the guilty world around.” – William Billings