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