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