This index contains the lyrics of all songs found in The Sacred Harp, 1991 Revision and in The Sacred Harp, Revised Cooper Edition. It is an attempt to show each verse in the full context of what the poets wrote.
You may look up any song by title, page number, first line from the Denson Book; by title, page number, first line from the Cooper Book; or by poet.
You may also look up a particular verse by using the poetry index. This index is arranged by the first line of each verse and the fifth line of eight line verses.
The purpose of this poetry index is to assist the user in finding a song in both the Denson and Cooper Revisions of the Sacred Harp by searching by the first line of each verse, the fifth line of an eight-line hymn poem, or the chorus. This index will also provide an historical reference to the original context a particular verse was placed when they hymn poem was written.
It is our desire to try to maintain the capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc. of that day and time, but we there were a few times we had to make corrections. In one case the word narrow was spelled narow; on another occasion, a phrase should have stated “we’ll go on”, but the source text said “we’ll go no.”
It is not our intention highlight when there is a word change in one book or the other. We do not advocate changing the words in the current Denson and Cooper Revisions to go back to the original wording.
Most lyrics in this index are in the public domain.
Poetry from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, is used with permission of the Sacred Harp Publishing Co, Inc., Carrollton, Georgia, granted on April 6, 2014.
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Questions? Comments? Corrections? Please send mail to Gaylon L. Powell.