The Sacred Harp and Southern Harmony

Sacred Harp Singing

I spent some time last summer while visiting my friend Kipp Normand in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan singing through the Sacred Harp.

read more here about the history and music of “The Sacred Harp”

I thought I would share a few common tunes and texts that many people may know, or some new ones that you should know!

Southern Harmony

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Resignation, pg. 38 – Sacred Harp, Irwinton, pg.229)
leadsheet |mp3

What Wondrous Love is This (Wondrous Love, pg. 252)
leadsheet | 4pt choral

Sacred Harp

Amazing Grace (New Britain – Sacred Harp, pg.45)

Brothers We Have Met for Worship (Holy Manna, pg.59)
leadsheet | link

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name (Coronation, pg.63)
leadsheet | link

How Firm a Foundation (Bellevue, pg.72)

Come Ye Sinners (Beach Spring, pg.81)
leadsheet | link

Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken (Jefferson, pg.148)
leadsheet | mp3

I Know that My Redeemer Lives, Glory, Hallelujah (Antioch, pg.277)
leadsheet | link

Jesus, My All, to Heav’n Has Gone (North Port, pg.324)



The Sacred Harp – info | purchase | Sacred Harp Files

The Southern Harmony – info | purchase

Harmonia Sacra – info, purchase, music files


There has also been some excellent work done on promoting the story of shape-note singing recently. Please support this work by buying the DVD or accompanying CD’s.

Shape Note Documentary “Awake, My Soul

Awake, My Soul” CD” (featuring Liz Janes, Innocence Mission, Sam Amidon, Danielson, and many others)

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