[Main] [Poetry Index]* [Poets] 1991 Denson Revision: [Titles] [Pages] [First Lines]* 2012 Cooper Revision: [Titles] [Pages] [First Lines]*
* Index of the First Line of Each Stanza, the Fifth Line of Eight Line Stanzas, and the First Line of the Chorus

The Sacred Harp Poetry Index

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 This index will also provide an historical reference to the original context a particular verse was placed when they hymn poem was written.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.

Pardon Our Dust
Please Note: The poetry index is under construction.

Copyright Notice:

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.

This index looks best with browsers that support tables. However, it is intended to work with all browsers. If your browser does not support tables and you experience trouble viewing the pages in this index, please send mail to the address below.

Questions? Comments? Corrections? Please send mail to Gaylon L. Powell.

Compiler: Gaylon L. Powell with the valuable assistance by Chris Brown, Michele Cull, Richard H. Hulan, Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Wade Kotter, Kristie Powell, Robert and Kim Vaughn, and Karen Willard

Julian, John. A Dictionary of Hymnology: Setting Forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892.

Powell, Gaylon L., et. al. “The Sacred Harp, Revised Cooper Edition Online Index” (2013). Available from: Texas Sacred Harp Singers <http://www.texasfasola.org/resources/index/ (accessed 6 February 2014).

Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

Thorman, Chris. “Indexes for The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition” (2007). Available from: Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association <http://www.fasola.org/indexes/1991/ (accessed 6 February 2014).

White, Benjamin Franklin and E. J. King. The Sacred Harp, 1991 Revision. Breman, Georgia: Sacred Harp Publishing Company, 1991.

White, Benjamin Franklin and E. J. King. The Sacred Harp, Revised Cooper Edition. Samson, Alabama: Sacred Harp Book Company, 2012.