Selected Texts

Songs Sacred, Moral and Patriotick

The following Miscellany contains texts of all kinds associated with tunes in The Sacred Harp and other tunebooks. They include original secular texts whose tunes are set to sacred words in the tunebooks, including some poems that are models for the sacred texts. Also included are some hymns and spiritual songs not readily available elsewhere in complete form. Occasionally two or more related poems are given under the same heading.

      Name                    Size  Description
Adeste.txt 1.3K Adeste Fideles Alknomook.txt 1.6K The Death Song of the Cherokee Indian AmericanStar.txt 1.7K The American Star Anacreon.txt 2.5K Anacreontick Song Arethusa.txt 3.9K The Saucy Arethusa BabeofBethlehem.txt 2.8K The Babe of Bethlehem BeKind.txt 1.5K Be Kind by Courtney Braes.txt 1.3K The Braes o' Balquhidder by Tannahill Bruce.txt 3.0K Bruce's Address by Burns Bucket.txt 4.2K The Old Oaken Bucket by Woodworth Bunker-Hill.txt 2.8K The American Hero by Niles Chester.txt 1.0K Chester ChristianSong.txt 1.3K The Dying Christian by Amintor ChristmasHymn.txt 1.6K Christmas Hymn Cleopatra.txt 2.2K Antony to Cleopatra by Lytle Columbia.txt 2.6K Columbia by T. Dwight ComeAway.txt 4.2K Come, Come Away Corydon.txt 2.1K Pastoral Elegy by N. Dwight CrossOfChrist.txt 2.2K The Cross of Christ David.txt 1.1K David's Victory by Hannah More Dialogue.txt 2.6K Dialogue: A Believer and His Soul Du-du.txt 1.6K Du, Du liegst mir im Herzen Dulcimer.txt 1.9K Redemption by Swain DullCare.txt 1.4K The Friendly Society DyingCalifornian.txt 2.5K The Dying Californian Emanuel.txt 1.7K Emanuel for Christmas FemalePilgrim.txt 1.3K Female Pilgrim Friendship.txt 1.8K Friendship Gloom.txt 3.5K The Gloom of Autumn by Gridley GoForgetMe.txt 1.0K A Farewell by Wolfe GreenFields.txt 1.1K Green Fields Hail.txt 2.1K The President's March by Hopkinson HappyMatches.txt 2.0K Few Happy Matches by Watts HicksFarewell.txt 1.7K Hicks' Farewell IndianPhilosopher.txt 2.4K The Indian Philosopher by Watts Krambambuli.txt 2.5K Krambambuli Legacy.txt 1.1K The Legacy by Moore LongAgo.txt 944 Long, Long Ago by Bayly MCHDavisExperience.txt 1.7K M.C.H. Davis' Experience Martyrdom.txt 1.6K Ode on Martyrdom MasonicOde.txt 2.4K A View of the Temple by Weeks Milford.txt 729 A Hymn for Easter Day Morality.txt 1.6K Morality by More Mount-Vernon.txt 1.2K Death of Washington NewJordan.txt 1.3K New Jordan Ode.txt 4.6K Ode on Life's Journey PartingGlass.txt 1.1K The Parting Glass Peace.txt 1.3K A Hymn on Peace Plenary.txt 2.0K Auld Lang Syne by Burns PrimroseHill.txt 1.9K Primrose Hill Rosin.txt 2.5K Old Rosin the Beau RoyalBand.txt 1.8K The Royal Band SawYe.txt 4.9K Saw ye my father? Shiloh.txt 1.6K Shiloh for Christmas SocialBand.txt 1.5K The Masonick Farewell by Burns SoldiersDream.txt 1.3K The Soldier's Dream by Campbell Solitude.txt 1.0K Sweet Solitude by More SweetHome.txt 2.9K Home, Sweet Home by Payne Texas.txt 1.3K A Song of Texas TheGift.txt 824 The Gift Transport.txt 2.5K The Transport by Granade Viva.txt 836 Viva Tutte WanderersGrave.txt 2.0K The Wanderer's Grave by Sage WarDepartment.txt 4.4K The Glorious Effects of the Gospel Warren.txt 3.5K Warren by Byles WhitePilgrim.txt 2.6K The White Pilgrim by Ellis Zula.txt 1.5K Zula Zong happy.txt 1.2K Happy on the Way by Henson overcome.txt 1.8K I'll overcome someday by Tindley rs.html 97 singing.txt 1.1K How can I keep from singing? standbyme.txt 952 Stand by me by Tindley