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The B. F. White Sacred Harp (Cooper Book) Meter Index


Common Meter
Common Meter Double
Common Meter Half
Common Particular Meter
Short Meter
Short Meter Double

Short Particular Meter
Long Meter
Long Meter Double
Long Meter Half
Long Particular Meter
Long Meter Triple
4s
6s
6s,4s
667667 Double
6s,7s Double
Hallelujah Meter
7s
7s Double
7s Half

7s,6s
7s,6s Double
7s,6s Half
7775 Double
8s
8s,7s
8s,7s Iambic
8,8,8,6
8s Double
8s,7s Double
8s,7s Double Iambic
8,8,8,6 Double
8s Triple
9s
9s Half
9s,7s
9s,8s
9s,8s Double


10s Half
10s,11s
11s
11s Double
11s Half

11s,8s
11s,8s Double
11s,9s
12s
12s,8s
12s,9s
12s,11s Double

13s Half
Particular Meter
Irregular
Prose

In some cases meters are ambiguous and various interpretations are possible. Corrections to this index should be forwarded to Gaylon L. Powell.
Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
27 Bethel
29t Come, Humble Sinner (Fairfield)
29b Entreaty (Liverpool)
30t Rochester
34 Gone to a Better World
36b Ninety-Fifth Psalm
41 Poyner
43 The Hope of Heaven (Primrose Hill)
45t Amazing Grace (New Britain)
46 The Fountain of Life
47t Salvation, O the Joyful Sound (Primrose)
49b Will God Forever Cast Us Off? (Mear)
50t Consolation
51 My Home (Lisbon)
56 Salem
58 Pisgah
63 Coronation
65 Sweet Prospect
68t Do Not I Love Thee (Detroit)
73b Soldiers of Christ (Arlington)
86 Guiding Spirit
88b Mount Zion
91 Assurance
98 Glory Shone Around
103 Animation
113 The Prodigal Son
114b Fallen by the Way
124t Heavenly Land
124b The Dying Minister
126 Babelís Streams
128 The Promised Land
137 Liberty
138t Song to the Lamb
138b Ogletree
140 Chicago
142 Stratfield
146 Hallelujah
154t Holy Land
154b Eden
155 How Long, Dear Saviour (Northfield)
162 Hark! from the Tomb (Plenary)
171 Exhortation
184b Tribulation
186 Sherburne
187 The Christianís Race
206 Come, Friends, Go With Me
207b Passing Away
210 Minnesota
218 Mount Pleasant
244 Joyful News (Resignation)
268t Restoration
268b Texas
271t Safety
274b Baldwin
279 Cross for You and Me
283t How Sweet the Name (Ortonville)
283b Am I a Soldier? (Ortonville)
284 The Christianís Rest
285b Land of Rest
286t Saintís Request
286b Melody
287 Cambridge
288 White
289 Greensborough
291 Shepherds, Rejoice
292t Happy Day
293t Ballerma
294 Never Part
297 Conversion
298 Providence
299 New Jerusalem
300 Calvary
309 Living Lamb
310 The Weeping Saviour
335 Return Again
336t Hester
342 Fountain of Life
343 Long Sought Home
355 Hinder Me Not
362 The Lordís Promise
367 Dear Name! The Rock on Which I Stand
368t Remember Me
371 Heavenly Dove (Turner)
372 Mount Pleasant
375 Love the Lord
378t The Heavenly Port
382 The Cleansing Fountain
386 Carry Me Home
387 Penick
390 New Prospect
395b Fleeting Days
403 Heavenly Rest
409 Promised Day
410 Willie
418 Rees
423 Grantville
426t Dumas
426b The Time is Rolling On (Shiloah)
430 Land of Rest
438t Missouri
438b Jewett
439 Adoration
440t Shady Grove
440b Sharpsburg
441 The Saintís Delight
442t Blooming Youth
443 Beatrice
463 Angel Band (Land of Beulah)
464 Hocutt
465 Trusting
475 Lover of the Lord
478 March On
491 Closer Walk With God
493 Where Heavenly Joy Imparts
495 A Nearness to God (Eliza)
502 Wilson
504t Peterborough
505 Cleansing Fountain
507b The Glory of the Cross
509 We Are Going Home
511t Brown
513t The Christianís Desire (Avon)
513b Whosoever Will
517 Weíll Wear a Crown
533 Thy Love Proclaim
536 Thy Love (North Salem)
545 I Have a Precious Friend
556 A Prayerful Heart
557 Jordanís Banks
560 Singing As I Go
564 Sweet Home
567 Child of Thine
576 Allen
577 Forever Blest
581 Wells Second

Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
35 Augusta
44 The Converted Thief
57 Am I a Soldier of the Cross? (Christian Soldier)
61 Sweet Rivers
66 Security
67 Columbus
69 Ministerís Farewell
71 My Soul Forsakes Her Vain Delight (Leander)
74t The Inquirer
75 I Would See Jesus
77t The Child of Grace
83b The Weary Souls
101t Canaanís Land
112 The Last Words of Copernicus
117 Timmons
121 Florence
123b Cross of Christ
131t Messiah
143 Playelís Hymn Second
156 San Diego
157 How We Grovel Here Below (Zynder-Zee)
166 Joyful
169 Dartmouth
173 To Thee Will I Direct My Prayer (Phoebus)
181 The Gospel Invitation
183 Arbacoochee
189 Montgomery
195 Mars Hill Morning
196 Alabama
200 With Songs and Honors (Edom)
205 Pleasant Hill
214 Repentance
215 New Topia
222 Ocean
273 Marthasville
285t Arnold
296 Sardinia
301 Godís Promise
302 Greenland
304 Morgan
306 News From the Regions of the Skies (Oxford)
308 Parting Friends
327 Hatfield
336b Haw Ridge
368b Newman
377b Parting Friends
379 Span of Life
380t Nettie
383 Eternal Day
399 The Dying Boy
407 Charlton
411 The Finest Flower
419 Melancholy Day
433 Rejoice
442b Pickardís Hymn
460 My Soul Abounds with Joy
489 Cooper (Jordan)
494 If Christ Be in My Arms (Grafton)
497 The Bitter Cup
516 Tallahassee
534 The Saints Will Be Gathered There
535t Kelley
539 Bidding Farewell to Loved Ones
552 And Live Through Endless Day
569 He Leads Me All the Way
586 Travelerís RestóSamson
592 The Judgment

Common Meter Half (8.6)
198 Jesus Saves (Raymond)
290 Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed (Victoria)
477 Let the Saints Appear

Common Particular Meter (8,8,6,8,8,6)
64 Refreshing Showers (Nashville)
172 Harmony
295 The Sinner Must Be Born Again (Ganges)
365 Southwell

Short Meter (6,6,8,6)
28t Will Guide Us Till We Die (Aylesbury)
31t Ninety-Third Psalm
31b Come, We That Love the Lord (Webster)
32b Weeping Saviour
36t America
47b Idumea
52t Albion
68b Come Holy Spirit (Abbeville)
95b The Christianís Love
118 Sounding Joy
132 Evening Shade
203 Florida
225t Newry
243b To Thee I Call (Hingham)
293b Saint Thomas
311 Silver Street
312 Sing to Me of Heaven
313 Concord
385t Fight On
428 World Unknown
428 World Unknown
444t The Gospel Pool
444b The Teacherís Farewell
445t Hill of Zion
445b My Last Moments
446t Sharonís Lovely Rose
446b Charming Sound
447t Boylston
447b Laban
498 The Living Stone
544 My Eternal Home (Home)
553 The Hill of Zion
575 Davis (Lonsdale)
590 Every Grace

Short Meter Double (6,6,8,6,6,6,8,6)
182 Newburgh
220 Mount Zion
448 I Love Thy Kingdon
588 Worchester

Short Particular Meter (6,6,8,6,6,8)
120 The Lord Jehovah Reigns (Chambers)
212 Sharon

Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
28b Life Is the Time to Serve the Lord (Wells)
30b Prospect
32t Iím Not Ashamed of Jesus (Corinth)
37 The Christianís Home
38t Sessions
38b The Road to Life and Death (Windham)
45b Supplication
48t Devotion
48b Thou Man of Grief (Kedron)
49t Old Hundred
50b Distress
53 Jerusalem
73t Show Pity, Lord (Cusseta)
93 Frozen Heart
96 Mercy Seat
105b Turn, Sinner, Turn
111b To Die No More
153 Come and Go with Me to Heaven
163t Morning
163b Marysville
168 Cowper
170 Exhilaration
185 Pilgrimís Farewell
213 The Good Old Way
217 Great God, Attend (Ballstown)
264t Great God, Attend (Duke Street)
264b Hebron
265t Restoration New
265b Eternal Spirit (Uxbridge)
266t O Happy Day (Rockingham)
266b Lebanon New
267t Sacred Stream
267b Hedgeburg
272 Exhortation
275t Loving-Kindness
275b Roll On
276 Bridgewater
278t Sweet Heaven
282 Iím Going Home
292b The Wonder
356 Cheves
357 Godís Eternal (Complaint)
359 Prosperity
378b Eureka
385b Asleep in Jesus
389t Saint Peters
389b The Sky
397 Weíll Soon Be There
412 New Hosanna
431 New Bethany
435 Sacred Rest
436b The Infant Request
437 Ester
453t Clark
472 The Sinnerís Friend
479 Behold A Sinner
482 Amazing Love
496t We Shall Meet Again
496b The Masterís Call
499 Where Love In Glory Shines
507t Jackson
522 Shades of Night
524 My Home Above
528t The Gospel Sound
528b Peaceful Shore
529 When Jesus Calls
541 Iím Going Home to Die No More
549 That Sweet Home
550 Gone Home
555 Praise the Redeemer (New Hope)
558 Iíll Praise My Master
562 On To Calvary
585 The Gospel Feast
594 National Blessings (A Glimpse of Thee)

Long Meter Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
42 Social Band (Clamanda)
62 Parting Hand
110 Mount Vernon
147 Washington
164 Duane Street
192 Schenectady
193 Huntington
204 Mission
211 Whitestown
242 Newton
270 Confidence
374 O Sing With Me!
398t Farewell to All
414 Morning Sun
434 Thus Will I Sing (Fillmore)
450 Leaning on Jesusí Breast
480 Leaning on Jesusí Breast No. 2
570 Our King Above the Sky

Long Meter Half (8,8)
33 Gathering Home
76b Desire for Piety
78 Calvary
80b Service of the Lord
87 Sweet Canaan
88t Done With the World
95t Farewell, Vain World
111t Journey Home
116 I Will Shout and Sing in Glory
176t Ragan
207t Iím On My Journey Home
271b Come On, My Friends
274t The Golden Harp
277 Antioch
278b Traveling Pilgrim
316 Blessed Thought
324 Northport
345t Jesus Is My Friend
347 It Is a Wonder If I Am Saved (íTis Wonder)
377t Happy Home
381t Never Turn Back
400 Struggle On
421 Sweet Morning
424 Sweet Union
429 Christianís Delight
432 The Heavenly Mansion
436t Humble Penitent
532 O Jesus, Ever with Us Stay
571 Not Made With Hands

Long Particular Meter (8,8,8,8,8,8)
197 Edwards
202 New Lebanon
402 Protection
416b Vernon
543 Consecration
548 The God of Love

Long Meter Triple (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
280 Vain World, Be Gone (Westford)

4s (4,4,4,4)
574 Sweet Peace

6s (6,6,6,6)
40 Blow Ye the Trumpet (Lenox)
393 Iím Wandering To and Fro
490 Canaanís Peaceful Shore
521 A Golden Crown to Wear

6s,4s (6,4,6,4)
587 Nearer, My God, To Thee (Bethany)

6,6,7,6,6,7 Double (6,6,7,6,6,7,6,6,7,6,6,7)
514 Wiley

6s,7s Double (6,7,6,7,6,7,6,7)
453b Highlands of Heaven

Hallelujah Meter (6,6,6,6,8,8)
216 Delight
243t Yarbrough
314 Amherst
315 Worlds Above

7s (7,7,7,7)
70t Gainsville
70b Evening
74b Solid Comfort (King of Peace)
77b The Saviourís Word (Talbotton)
108t Weeping Sinners
108b The Traveler
177 Jesus Loves to Answer Prayer
269 Nightfall
396 Look to Jesus, Weary One
405 Children of the Heavenly King (The Marcellas)
420 Religion Is Sweet
559 Will You Meet Me?
573 Trusting Jesus

7s Double (7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7)
107 Martin
209 Sing His Praise
318 Morning Meditation
452 Elder

7s Half (7,7)
84 The Crucified Saviour
461 Let Us Sing

7s,6s (7,6,7,6)
82 Bound for Canaan
85 The Morning Trumpet
92 The Glorious Light of Zion (Burk)
176b The Good Physician
319 Religion Is a Fortune
320 The Lost City
322 Soon We Shall Land on Canaanís Shore (Autauga)
364 Greenland
584 I Love to Sing of Jesus

7s,6s Double (7,6,7,6,7,6,7,6)
101b Holy City
106 Ecstacy
114t Edmonds
129 Heavenly Armor
141 Complainer
150 The Spiritual Sailor
178 Hosanna
191 Jesus Is Winning Souls (Essay)
363 I Have No Mother Now
380b Humble Pleadings
422b The Grieved Soul
469 Winning Souls
551 World Above

7s,6s Half (7,6)
408 Weeping Mary

7,7,7,5 Double (7,7,7,5,7,7,7,5)
488 Unity

8s (8,8,8,8)óEach line does have 8 syllables, but they do not have the iambic stress pattern that is characteristic of Long Meter.
583 Savannah

8s,7s (8,7,8,7)
52b Prayer of Bartimeus (Charlestown)
59t Lord Revive Us (Holy Manna)
80t Shouting Song
145t Streams of Mercy (Warrenton)
145b The Childís Prayer (Sweet Affliction)
323t Mullins
330b Sacred Music
331t The Fatherís Boundless Love (Columbiana)
331b Mercy, O Thou Son of David (Villulia)
333 Family Circle
381b The Surrender
395t Can I Leave You?
398b The Dying Californian
449 Beautiful River
455t Vesper
457 Zionís Ship
476 At the Golden Gates
527 Heavenly Grace
540 She Is Sleeping
546 Farther On

8s,7s Iambic (8,7,8,7)óThe 8s,7s pattern is normally trochaic, but these songs are iambic in stress.
344 Weíll Meet Beyond the Grave

8,8,8,6 (8,8,8,6)
547 All Is Peace and Love

8s Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)óEach line does have 8 syllables, but they do not have the iambic stress pattern that is characteristic of Long Meter.
104 The Lovely Story
127 Green Fields
384 Longing for Heaven (Panting for Heaven)
486 No Night on That Golden Shore

8s,7s Double (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)
54t Palmetto
55 Shall We Know Each Other There?
59b Holy Manna
135 Olney
148 Jefferson
229 The Great Roll Call
330t Love Divine
332 Sons of Sorrow
370 Monroe
454 The Blessed Lamb
455b Still Better
456 Almighty Father
458 Friendship
474 Rest for the Weary
483 Where the Saints Are Passing Over
504b North Jersey
530 Godís Unchanging Hand
538 Praising Jesus

8s,7s Double Iambic (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)óThe 8s,7s pattern is normally trochaic, but these songs are iambic in stress.
89 The Churchís Desolation
90 Arise and Pray (Look Out)
208 Little Songs and Little Ways (Louisiana)
406 New Harmony
511b Jesus Died for Me

8,8,8,6 Double (8,8,8,6,8,8,8,6)
134 The Christianís Hope

8s Triple (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)óEach line does have 8 syllables, but they do not have the iambic stress pattern that is characteristic of Long Meter.
240 The Christianís Song

9s (9,9,9,9)
500 Sweet By and By

9s Half (9,9)
184t Will You Come?

9s,7s (9,7,9,7)
321 Manís Redemption

9s,8s (9,8,9,8)
133 John 4:14
338 Rise to the Mansions of Glory

9s,8s Double (9,8,9,8,9,8,9,8)
102 Fulfillment
376 Help Me to Sing
462 Fatherland
492 The Poor, Wayfaring Stranger (Wayfaring Stranger)

10s Half (10,10)
79 The Old Ship of Zion
515 When the Lord Shall Come for Me

10s,11s (10,11,10,11)
175 Star in the East
369 Send a Blessing

11s (11,11,11,11)
54b Farewell, My Brethren (Imandra New)
72 Firm Foundation (Bellevue)
100 The Bower of Prayer
119 Heavenís My Home
125 Expression
136 Morality
161 Sweet Home
303 The Fountain (Sincerity)
340 The Rock That Is Higher Than I

11s Double (11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11)
358 Murilloís Lesson

11s Half (11,11)
537 Praise the Lord

11s,8s (11,8,11,8)
123t The Dying Christian
341 The Lone Pilgrim (The White Pilgrim)
422t A Song of Texas

11s,8s Double (11,8,11,8,11,8,11,8)
413 The Loved Ones

11s,9s (11,9,11,9)
501 That Beautiful Land

12s (12,12,12,12)
149 The Trumpet
224 Save, Lord, or We Perish

12s,8s (12,8,12,8)
263 Beautiful Home

12s,9s (12,9,12,9)
199 City of Light

12s,11s Double (12,11,12,11,12,11,12,11)
39 Eden of Love
165 Family Bible
179 The Christian Warfare
360 The Royal Band

13s Half (13,13)
174 Gospel Message
578 Godís Wondrous Love

Particular Meter
467 Pray, Brethren, Pray (4,7,4,6)
334 O Come Away! (5,7,8,5,8,8,7,5)
348t Happy Land (6,4,6,4,6,7,6,4)
328 Thereís a Great Day Coming (6,5,9,14,9)
484 My Country íTis of Thee (America) (6,6,4,6,6,6,4)
563 Jesus Is Mine (6,6,6,6,6)
97 Gone to Heaven (6,6,9,8,7)
535b Take Me Home (6,6,10,6,6)
115 The Midnight Cry (7,6,7,6,7,6,7,7)
131b Invocation (7,6,7,6,7,7,7,6)
508 Amsterdam (7,6,7,6,7,7,7,6)
139 Elysian (7,6,7,6,7,7,7,7)
373 Weeping Peter (7,6,7,6,7,8,7,6)
83t Vale of Sorrow (7,6,7,6,8,6,7,6)
323b Soft Music (7,6,7,7,4,7)
580 The Gates of Paradise (7,6,7,7,7,6,7,6)
568 Gone to Rest (7,6,8,6)
572 We Will Sing with Angels There (7,6,8,6)
152 Bruceís Address (7,7,7,5,7,7,7,5)
325 The Cause of Christ (7,7,7,5,7,7,7,5 )
109 Carnsville (7,7,7,6,7,7,7,6)
518 Love At Home (7,7,7,7,7)
76t Holiness (7,7,7,7,7,7)
105t Saint Paul (7,7,7,7,7,7)
451 Rock of Ages (Toplady) (7,7,7,7,7,7)
566 O Blessed Day (7,7,8,7,10)
542 The Judgment Day (7,7,11,7,7,11)
554 Where the Soul Shall Never Die (7,8,8,7,7,6,7,7)
326 Weary Pilgrim (7,9,7,9,7,8,8,8,8,8)
466 The Christianís Flight (8,6,5,6,8,6,8,6)
201 Pilgrim (8,6,8,6,7,6,8,6)
591 Sweet Reunion (8,6,8,6,7,6,8,6)
512 Oh, How Wonderful! (8,6,8,7)
468 Sweet Thought (8,6,8,8,6)
589 Gosia (8,6,10,8,8)
392 Little Pilgrim (8,7,7,7)
81 Jesus Is Willing (Beach Spring) (8,7,8,7,8,7)
144 Jubilee (8,7,8,7,8,7)
416t My Native Land (8,7,8,7,8,7)
427 Babylon is Fallen (8,7,8,7,8,7)
361 Loving Jesus (8,8,7,10,8,8,7)
565 Marching to That Home (8,8,4,6,8,8,6)
503 That Beautiful Land On High (8,8,6,5,8)
188 Spring (8,8,8,8,7,7)
94 My Sands of Life (Mulberry Grove) (8,8,8,8,8)
99 Gospel Trumpet (8,8,8,8,8,4)
470 There We Our Jesus Shall Adore (Sardis) (8,8,8,8,8,4)
471 Come On, My Fellow Pilgrims (8,8,8,8,8,4)
329 Vain World, Adieu! (8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
337 Mercyís Free (9,6,9,6,8,8,8,3)
160 A Crown of Life for Me (9,8,9,8,9,7,8,8)
391 The Royal Invitation (9,8,9,9)
506 The Orphan Girl (9,8,10,7)
520 Rest for the Soul (9,9,9)
510 Miller (9,9,9,7)
122 All Is Well (10,6,10,6,8,8,8,6)
339 When I Am Gone (10,8,10,8,10,10,10,7)
459 Tolling Bell (10,8,10,8,10,10,10,7)
348b Blessed Forever (10,8,11,9)
346 My Happy Home (10,9,11,9)
151 Symphony (10,10,10,10,10,10)
485 Christ Jesus Died for Sinners (11,8,9,7)
526 Heavenly Joy (11,8,11,10)
582 Long Ago, Comrades (11,9,10,9)
180 A Place for Children (11,9,12,9)
223 Portuguese Hymn (11,11,11,10)
561 Calling Me (11,11,14,10)
159 Wondrous Love (12,9,6,6,12,9)
60 Saints Bound for Heaven (12,9,6,7,13,10)
130 Millennium (12,12,12,13)
158 Funeral Thought (13,11,12,11)

IrregularóThe songs have poetic lyrics, but the poetry cannot be characterized metrically.
225b Christmas Anthem
245 Vital Spark (Claremont)
345b Weíll Meet Over There (Golden Streets)
388 The Happy Sailor
394 Messiahís Praise
401 Cuba
404 He Died on the Cross
417 Weeping Pilgrim
425 Golden Streets
473 Jesus Rose
519 My Motherís Gone

ProseóThese songs have non-poetic lyrics.
227 Baptismal Anthem
230 Reverential Anthem
232 The Crucifixion
235 The Resurrection (Easter Anthem)
239 Davidís Lamentation
250 Heavenly Vision
254 Rose of Sharon
260 Farewell Anthem
350 The Red Sea Anthem