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