Indexes for The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition

Meters

Common Meter Common Meter Double Common Meter Half Common Meter + 8,6 Common Particular Meter
Short Meter Short Meter Double Short Particular Meter
Long Meter Long Meter Double Long Meter Half Long Particular Meter
8,8,8,6 8,8,8,6 Double 8,6,8,6,7,6,8,6
6s 6s,4s 6s,7s Double 6s,10s Meter Hallelujah
7s 7s,6s 7s,6s Double 7s Double
8s 8s,7s 8s,7s Double 8s,7s Double Iambic
9s,6s 9s,7s 9s,8s 9s,8s Double 9s,10s
11s 11s Double 11s,8s 11s,8s Double
12s 12s,8s Double 12s,11s Double
Particular Irregular Prose

This index was preceded by an earlier hand-edited version.

This version of the index was made possible only by several hours of detailed consultation with Warren Steel <mudws --at-- olemiss --at-- edu>, the talented hymnodist from University of Mississippi who maintains the Sacred Harp Page there. Thanks to Berkley Moore for corrections.

In some cases meters are ambiguous and various interpretations are possible. Corrections to this index should be forwarded to webmaster --at-- fasola --dot-- org.

Common Meter (8,6,8,6)

27 Bethel
29t Fairfield
29b Tribulation
36b Ninety-Fifth
37b Liverpool
38t Winter
39t Detroit
39b Sharpsburg
43 Primrose Hill
45t New Britain
47t Primrose
49b Mear
51 My Home
58 Pisgah
63 Coronation
65 Sweet Prospect
68b Ortonville
73b Arlington
77b Holcombe
83b The Dying Minister
86 Poland
88b Mount Zion
91 Assurance
94 Never Part
98 Dull Care
103 Animation
105 Jewett
113 The Prodigal Son
114 Saint’s Delight
124 Lover of the Lord
128 The Promised Land
137 Liberty
138t Adoration
138b Ogletree
143 Pleyel’s Hymn
146 Hallelujah
155 Northfield
162 Plenary
163b China
171 Exhortation
176b Blooming Youth
177 The Christian’s Flight
178 Africa
186 Sherburne
187 Protection
191 Virginia
198 Green Street
218 Mount Pleasant
225t Reynolds
228 Marlborough
235 Long Sought Home
273 Milford
278t Love Shall Never Die
283 Sabbath Morning
285b Land of Rest
286 Heavenly Home
287 Cambridge
288 White
289 Greensborough
295 Odem
297 Conversion
298 Providence
299 New Jerusalem
300 Calvary
303 Heavenly Land
309 Living Lamb
310 Weeping Savior
313b Cobb
314 Cleburne
325 Soldier of the Cross
330t Horton
336 Eternal Home
340 Odem
344 Rainbow
348t Ainslie
348b Fleeting Days
349 A Cross for Me
350 Nativity
351 Pittsford
354t Lebanon
371 Heavenly Dove
375 Love the Lord
378t Heavenly Port
386 Christ Our Song
387 Penick
389 Fredericksburg
390 New Prospect
403 Heavenly Rest
409 Promised Day
418 Reese
420 Bishop
422 Burdette
423 Grantville
426b Jasper
440 North Salem
441 Raymond
445 Passing Away
453 Holly Springs
471 The Savior’s Name
474 Mount Desert
475 A Thankful Heart
476 The Throne of Grace
478 My Rising Sun
485 New Agatite
493 Amanda Ray
500 Living Hope
506 The Ark
517 Mars Hill
527 My Life and Breath
543 Thou Art God
546 My Brightest Days
568 I Want to Go to Heaven
569t Emmaus
569b Sacred Throne
573 Harpeth Valley

Common Meter + 8,6 (8,6,8,6,8,6)

393 Alexander

Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)

44 The Converted Thief
55 Sister’s Farewell
57 Christian Soldier
61 Sweet Rivers
66 Jordan
67 Columbus
69t Minister’s Farewell
71 Leander
72t The Weary Soul
74t The Enquirer
75 I Would See Jesus
77t The Child of Grace
101t Canaan’s Land
112 The Last Words of Copernicus
121 Florence
123b Cross of Christ
126 Babel’s Streams
131t Messiah
152 Shepherds Rejoice
173 Phoebus
180 Vermont
184 Enfield
189 Montgomery
196 Alabama
197 Georgia
200 Edom
205 Pleasant Hill
214 Repentance
215 New Topia
222 Ocean
229 Irwinton
230 Converting Grace
279 The Shepherd’s Flock
285t Arnold
291 Majesty
292 Behold the Savior
293 Akers
296 Sardinia
301 Greenland
304 Morgan
306 Oxford
308 Parting Friends
321 Newnan
328 Praise God
362 Norwich
367 Consolation
373 Homeward Bound
379 Span of Life
381 Sing On
382 Coston
383 Eternal Day
392 Manchester
395 New Bethel
397 The Fountain
398 The Dying Boy
407 Charlton
411 Morning Prayer
414 Parting Friend
419 Melancholy Day
426t Kelley
430 Arbacoochee
433 McKay
437 Sidney
438 The Marriage in the Skies
439 Jordan
442 New Jordan
446 Infinite Day
456 Sacred Mount
461 Shining Star
462 Faith and Hope
463 Our Humble Faith
466 Haynes Creek
483 Eternal Light
490 My Shepherd Guides
513 Joyful
521 Parting Friends
528 Showers of Blessings
530 A Glad New Song
534 New Georgia
536 Sweet Majesty
541 Home of the Blest
550 Blissful Dawning
562 Infinite Delight
564 Zion
570 Farewell to All

Common Meter Half (8,6)

153 Resurrected
290 Victoria

Common Particular Meter (8,8,6,8,8,6)

245 Claremont
64 Nashville
96 Few Happy Matches
172 Harmony
266 Kingwood
284 Garden Hymn
365 Southwell
396 Notes Almost Divine

Short Meter (6,6,8,6)

28t Aylesbury
31t Ninety-Third Psalm
31b Webster
33t Weeping Savior
33b Abbeville
34t The Gospel Pool
34b St. Thomas
36t America
47b Idumea
52t Albion
78 Stafford
147t Boylston
147b Laban
203 Florida
209 Evening Shade
302 Logan
311 Silver Street
312t Sing to Me of Heaven
313t Concord
330b Fellowship
385t Fight On
391 Sounding Joy
428 World Unknown
464 Sheppard
467 Lisbon
481 Novakoski
499 At Rest
501 O’Leary
503 Lloyd
535 Shawmut
542 I’ll Seek His Blessings
565 The Hill of Zion

Short Meter Double (6,6,8,6,6,6,8,6)

169 Dartmouth
182 Newburgh
195 Worcester
220 Mount Zion
372 Rockport
502 A Charge to Keep
540 Nidrah

Short Particular Meter (6,6,8,6,6,8)

120 Chambers
150 Amity
212 Sharon

Long Meter (8,8,8,8)

28b Wells
30b Prospect
32t Corinth
32b Distress
37t Ester
38b Windham
48t Devotion
48b Kedron
49t Old Hundred
50t Mortality
53 Jerusalem
68t Salem
73t Cusseta
93 Frozen Heart
97 We’ll Soon Be There
107 Russia
111b To Die No More
132 Sinner’s Friend
140 Sweet Solitude
142 Stratfield
160b Turn, Sinner, Turn
163t Morning
168 Cowper
170 Exhilaration
174 Petersburg
185 Pilgrim’s Farewell
208 Traveling On
213t The Good Old Way
217 Ballstown
242 Ode on Science
269 Bear Creek
271t Arkansas
271b Restoration
272 Exhortation
274t The Golden Harp
275t Loving Kindness
275b Roll On
276 Bridgewater
280 Westford
282 I’m Going Home
315 Immensity
317 Jackson
318 Present Joys
345b I’m On My Journey Home
352 Swanton
353 McGraw
377 Eternal Praise
378b Never Turn Back
412 New Hosanna
421 Sweet Morning
431 New Bethany
432 Cheves
435 Sacred Rest
470 The Mercy Seat
472 Akin
479 Chester
487 Soldier’s Delight
504 Wood Street
505 Where Ceaseless Ages Roll
511 The Great Redeemer
515 Federal Street
531 Dura
538 Hampton
539 Supplication
544 Praise Him
547 Granville
549 Phillips Farewell
556 Portland
558 Living Streams
566 Hebron

Long Meter Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)

26 Samaria
42 Clamanda
60 Day of Worship
62 Parting Hand
69b Farewell to All
110 Mount Vernon
164 Duane Street
181 Exit
183 Greenwich
192 Schenectady
193 Huntington
204 Mission
211 Whitestown
270 Confidence
316 New Hope
327 Invitation
374 Oh, Sing With Me!
380 Lawrenceburg
404 Youth Will Soon Be Gone
434 Fillmore
436 Morning Sun
444 All Saints New
447 Wondrous Cross
468 Bristol
486 Beneficence
516 DeLong
522 Ye Heedless Ones

Long Meter Half (8,8)

70b Save, Mighty Lord
76b Desire For Piety
80b Service of the Lord
87 Sweet Canaan
88t Done With the World
111t Journey Home
176t Ragan
274b Roll Jordan
277 Antioch
278b Traveling Pilgrim
324 North Port
343 Happy Home
345t Jesus Is My Friend
400 Struggle On
424 Sweet Union
429 Christian’s Delight
454 The Better Land

Long Particular Meter (8,8,8,8,8,8)

95 Vernon
202 New Lebanon
402 Protection
448t Consecration

8,8,8,6

206 Christian’s Hope
399t The Dying Friend

8,8,8,6 Double (8,8,8,6,8,8,8,6)

134 The Christian’s Hope
368 Stony Point

8,6,8,6,7,6,8,6

201 Pilgrim

6s (6,6,6,6)

489 The Savior’s Call

6s,4s (6,4,6,4)

213b Warning

6s,7s Double (6,7,6,7,6,7,6,7)

175 Highlands of Heaven

6s,10s (6,10,6,10)

498 The Resurrection Day

Meter Hallelujah (6,6,6,6,8,8)

40 Lenox
216 Delight
455 Soar Away
473 Carmarthen

7s (7,7,7,7)

245 Claremont
50b Humility
70t Gainsville
74b King of Peace
81b Cookham
108t Weeping Sinners
108b The Traveler
405 The Marcellas
415 Easter Morn
451 Mary’s Grief and Joy
477 Lord, We Adore Thee
497 Natick
510 Corley
523 Pleyel’s Hymn

7s,6s (7,6,7,6)

82t Bound For Canaan
85 The Morning Trumpet
92 Burk
106 Ecstasy
319 Religion Is a Fortune

7s,6s Double (7,6,7,6,7,6,7,6)

101b Holy City
115 Edmonds
129 Heavenly Armor
141 Complainer
157 Essay
410b Mutual Love
448b The Grieved Soul

7s Double (7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7)

450 Elder
452 Martin

8s

82b Edgefield
104 The Lovely Story
127 Green Fields
240 Christian Song
384 Panting For Heaven

These songs have varying numbers of 8-syllable verses, but they do not have the iambic stress pattern that is characteristic of Long Meter.

8s,7s (8,7,8,7)

52b Charlestown
56t Columbiana
56b Villulia
80t Shouting Song
145t Warrenton
145b Sweet Affliction
154 Rest For the Weary
312b Restoration
323t Mullins
333 Family Circle
335 Return Again
359 The Bride’s Farewell
385b Can I Leave You?
410t The Dying Californian

8s,7s Double (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)

30t Love Divine
54 The Blessed Lamb
59 Holy Manna
90 Look Out
118 Stockwood
135 Olney
144 Jubilee
148 Jefferson
166 Still Better
332 Sons of Sorrow
370 Monroe
458 Friendship
532 Peace and Joy
545 The Pilgrim’s Way

8s,7s Double Iambic (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)

The 8s,7s pattern is normally trochaic, but these songs are iambic in stress.

89 The Church’s Desolation
207 Louisiana
406 New Harmony

9s,6s (9,6,9,6)

480 Redemption

9s,7s (9,7,9,7)

322 Man’s Redemption
494 Big Creek

9s,8s (9,8,9,8)

338 Sawyer’s Exit

9s,8s Double (9,8,9,8,9,8,9,8)

102 Fulfillment
267 Parting Friends
376 Help Me to Sing
449 Fatherland
457 Wayfaring Stranger

9s,10s (9,10,9,10)

41 Home in Heaven

11s (11,11,11,11)

45b Imandra
72b Bellevue
100 The Bower of Prayer
119 Heaven’s My Home
125 Expression
136 Morality
160t War Department
161 Sweet Home
231 Thou Art Passing Away
496 The Rock That is Higher Than I

11s Double (11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11)

358 Murillo’s Lesson

11s,8s (11,8,11,8)

123t The Dying Christian
341 The Lone Pilgrim

11s,8s Double (11,8,11,8,11,8,11,8)

413 The Loved Ones
571 Penitence

12s (12,12,12,12)

149 The Trumpet
224 Save, Lord, or We Perish

12s,8s Double (12,8,12,8,12,8,12,8)

116 Union

12s,11s Double (12,11,12,11,12,11,12,11)

165 Family Bible
179 The Christian Warfare
342 The Old-Fashioned Bible
346 The American Star
360 The Royal Band

Particular Meters

35 Saints Bound For Heaven
76t Holiness
81t Beach Spring
83t Vale of Sorrow
84 Amsterdam
99 Gospel Trumpet
109 Carnsville
117 Babylon Is Fallen
122 All Is Well
130 Millennium
131b Invocation
133 Hebrew Children
139 Elysian
151 Symphony
158 Funeral Thought
159 Wondrous Love
167 Pray, Brethren, Pray
188 Spring
210 Lena
223 Portuguese Hymn
263 Doddridge
323b Soft Music
326 Weary Pilgrim
329 Vain World Adieu
337 Mercy’s Free
339 When I Am Gone
347 Christian’s Farewell
354b Happy Land
361 Loving Jesus
369 Send A Blessing
399b Happy Christian
408 Weeping Mary
416 The Christian’s Nightly Song
459 Tolling Bell
460 Sardis
482 Mulberry Grove
484 Heavenly Union
488 As We Go On
495 The Midnight Cry
551 Jacob’s Vision

Irregular

The songs have poetic lyrics, but the poetry cannot be characterized metrically.

46 Let Us Sing
79 The Old Ship of Zion
156 Jesus Rose
225b Christmas Anthem
227 Ode on Life’s Journey
294 Rocky Road
331 Jester
334 Oh Come Away
388 The Happy Sailor
394 The Messiah’s Praise
401 Cuba
417 Weeping Pilgrim
425 Golden Streets
465 Where There’s No Trouble and Sorrow
491 Oh, What Love
492 Invocation
548 Wootten
560 My Home
567 The Great Day

Prose

These songs have non-poetic lyrics.

232 Baptismal Anthem
234 Reverential Anthem
236 Easter Anthem
250 Heavenly Vision
254 Rose of Sharon
260 Farewell Anthem
268 David’s Lamentation
320 Funeral Anthem
355 Anthem on the Savior
507 Sermon on the Mount
512 The Spirit Shall Return
518 Heavenly Anthem
524 The Twenty-Third Psalm
553 Anthem on the Beginning
572 The Lamb of God