Let tyrants shake their iron rod

Let tyrants shake their iron rod

Author: William Billings
Tune: CHESTER (BILLINGS)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Let tyrants shake their iron rods,
And slavery clank her galling chains:
We see them not; we trust in God:
New England’s God forever reigns.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4063

Author: 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 >

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First Line: Let tyrants shake their iron rod
Author: William Billings

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