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.

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