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Clamanda 42

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1820
Poet: The Lexington Collection, 1805
Meter: Long Meter Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Say, now ye lovely social band,
Who walk the way to Canaanís land;
Ye who have fled from Sodomís plain,
Say do you wish to turn again?
Oh have you ventured to the field,
Well armed with helmet, sword and shield?
And shall the world, with dread alarms,
Compel you now to ground your arms?


Say, now ye lovely social band,, Stanza 1