DESCRIPTION: "Was not the day (x3) dark and gloomy." "The enemy" built a position, "But Blessed be the Lord, the snare is broken." In language too reminiscent of the King James Bible, the singer gives thanks for military success and hopes for peace
AUTHOR: William Billings
EARLIEST DATE: 1778 (The SInging Master's Assistant, according to Flanders-NewGreen)
KEYWORDS: war religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 182-183, "Retrospect" (1 text)
NOTES [12 words]: For more about composer William Billings, see the notes to "Chester." - RBW
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File: FlNG182

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