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