Abbreviations and Short Titles Used in Commentary

Appendix Appendix Containing a Number of Hymns taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts’s Scriptural Collections. Boston: M. Dennis, 1762.

Bible, Authorized Version The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Boston: Thomas & Andrews, 1814.

Book of Common Prayer Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. The Book of Common Prayer. New York: Evert Duyckinck, 1809.

Brady and Tate, New Version Brady, Nicholas, and Nahum Tate. A Version of the Psalms of David. London: J. Roberts, 1749 (first edition published in London, 1696).

DLC copy Billings, William. The New-England Psalm-Singer. Boston: Edes and Gill, 1770. Copy owned by the Library of Congress.

Julian Julian, John. A Dictionary of Hymnology. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1892; reprinted, New York: Dover, 1957.

MM Billings, William. Music in Miniature. Boston: the author, 1779.

SMA ———. The Singing Master’s Assistant. Boston: Draper and Folsom, 1778.

Supplement A Supplement to the New Version of Psalmes. 8th ed. Savoy: E. and R. Nutt, 1724 (first edition published in London, 1700).

WB ii The Complete Works of William Billings. Vol. ii. Edited by Hans Nathan. Published by The American Musicological Society and The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and distributed by the University Press of Virginia, 1977.

Watts, Horae Lyricae Watts, Isaac. Horae Lyricae. 11th ed. London: T. Longman and J. Buckland, 1764 (first edition published in London, 1707–09).

Watts, Hymns ———. Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Three Books. London: J. F. and C. Rivington, 1788 (first edition published in London, 1707–09). (Hymns I, Hymns II, and Hymns III refer, respectively, to Books I, II, and III.)

Watts, Psalm . . . ———. The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament. London: J. F. and C. Rivington, 1787 (first edition published in London, 1719).