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