The United States Sacred Harmony (Amos Pilsbury)

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Description: A book of music, compiled by Amos Pilsbury.

Title: The United States Sacred Harmony, Containing the Rudiments of Vocal Music in a Concise and Comprehensive Manner; and a Large and Valuable Collection of Psalm Tunes and Anthems. 224 pp.

Publication date and place: 1799 , Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews.

List of works

No. HTI* Pages Title Composer Date Key Vo. First line Comments
1 15 Canon B 4 Lift up your heads, O ye gates
2 2606 16 Milford Joseph Stephenson 1760 A 4 If angels sung a Savior's birth Sacred Harp 273 1936-1991
3 3366 17 Boston William Billings 1770 B 4 Shepherds, rejoice, lift up your eyes
4 4622a 18 Sherburne Daniel Read 1785 D 4 Songs of immortal praise belong
5 4594 19 Calvary Daniel Read 1785 a 4 My thoughts that often mount the skies
6 3678 20 Exeter William Billings 1774 f 4 My thoughts on awful subjects roll
7 2534a 21 3rd Psalm Joseph Stephenson 1758 a 4 With reverence let the saints appear
8 5013a 22 Ocean F 4 Thy works of glory, mighty Lord Law, Rudiments of Music, Ed. 2, 1789
9 4014 23 Majesty William Billings 1778 F 4 The Lord descended from above
10 4019 24 Phoebus William Billings 1778 f 4 Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear
11 5375 25 Montgomery Justin Morgan 1790 G 4 Early, my God, without delay
12 4690a 26 Jordan William Billings 1786 A 4 There is a land of pure delight
13 4527b 27 Enfield Solomon Chandler 1785 E 4 Before the rosy dawn of day
14 2766 28 33rd Psalm William Tuckey 1761 D 4 Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord
15 6180b 29 119th Psalm e 4 Had not the word been my delight Smith, in French, 1793
16 7879 30 Dover Amos Pilsbury 1799 b 4 And let this feeble body fail
17 5805a 31 Ringe Samuel Holyoke 1791 G 3 My thoughts surmount these lower skies
18 3223a 32 St. Asaph Benjamin Milgrove 1768 B 4 Give thanks to God the sovereign Lord
19 3662a 33 Ashley G 4 Salvation! O the joyful sound The Gospel Magazine, Vol. 1, 1774
20 2640 34 34th Psalm Joseph Stephenson 1760 C 4 Through all the changing scenes of life
21 4290 35a Virginia Oliver Brownson 1782 e 4 Thy words the raging winds control
22 4141 35b Suffield e 4 Teach me the measure of my days A. King, 1779
23 4142a 36a Worthington d 4 Thee we adore, eternal name Strong, 1779
24 4629 36b Winter Daniel Read 1785 F 4 His hoary frost, his fleecy snow
25 2721 37a Kensington g 4 O for an heart to praise my God J. Wesley Sacred Melody, 1781
26 1946a 37b Newbury Michael Beesly 1746 a 4 Thee we adore, eternal name
27 4740 38a Georgia e 4 How vain are all things here below Law, Rudiments of Music, Ed. 2, 1786
28 4093a 38b Miles' Lane William Shrubsole 1779 C 4 All hail the power of Jesus' name
29 2776d 39a Abingdon Musgrave Heighington 1762 G 4 O for a thousand tongues to sing
30 1936a 39b Irish G 4 Being of beings, God of love Collection of Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749
31 967a 40a Rochester Israel Holdroyd 1722 G 4 When all the mercies of my God
32 909b 40b Mear Simon Browne 1720 G 4 Our god, our help in ages past
33 930a 41a Bedford William Wheal 1720 F 4 My God, my everlasting hope
34 2924a 41b Buckingham a 4 My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so The Universal Psalmodist, 1763
35 1084a 42a Crowley g 4 Why should the children of a King Green, Book of Psalm Tunes Ed. 5, 1724
36 2931a 42b A Funeral Thought Isaac Smith 1763 a 4 Hark! From the tombs a doleful sound
37 1390a 43a Bangor William Tansur 1735 d 4 Father, I stretch my hands to thee
38 271l 43b Windsor Christopher Tye 1552 a 4 Thee we adore, eternal name
39 2042b 44a New-York William Tansur 1752 E 4 Lord, how divine thy comforts are
40 1929 44b St. Martins William Tansur 1748 A 4 My God, the spring of all my joys
41 3673a 45a Liverpool Robert Wainwright 1774 F 4 Let every tongue thy goodness speak
42 6282b 45b Archdale Oliver Holden 1793 F 4 When God revealed his gracious name
43 6767a 46a Alexandria James Leach 1794 D 4 My Savior, my almighty friend
44 5176a 46b Melody James Leach 1789 G 4 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
45 4031 47 Washington William Billings 1778 E 4 Lord, when though didst ascend on high
46 4526 48 Bristol Timothy Swan 1785 F 4 The lofty pillars of the sky
47 4661 49 Stratfield Ezra Goff 1786 f 4 To thee, my God and Savior, I
48 4289 50 Stratford Daniel Read 1782 a 4 Mourn, mourn, ye saints, who once did see
49 7902 51 Portland d 4 When we our wearied limbs to rest Uranian Harmony,1791
50 4741 52 Greenwich Daniel Read 1786 e 4 Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I
51 4431 53 Montague Timothy Swan 1783 d 4 Now let our mournful songs record
52 4131 54 Hartford Elihu Carpenter 1779 d 4 The spacious earth is all the Lord's
53 5776 55 Edinburgh Samuel Holyoke 1791 G 3 Ye heavens with sounds of triumph ring
54 5587a 56 All Saints New Amariah Hall 1791 c 4 O if my Lord would come and meet
55 5012 57 New Jersey Ishmael Spicer 1789 e 4 Lord, what was man when made at first
56 7898 58 New Hampshire Amos Pilsbury 1799 E 4 Tis the fair dawn of heavenly day New in this book
57 4274 59 Bridgewater Lewis Edson 1782 C 4 My soul, the great Creator praise
58 3256a 60-61 Denbigh Martin Madan 1769 E 3 From all that dwell below the skies
59 7894 61 Morning Amos Pilsbury 1799 e 4 He dies, the friend of sinners dies New in this book
60 5348 62 Complaint Ezra Parmenter 1790 e 4 Spare us, O Lord, aloud we cry
61 7200 63 Deanfield E 4 Now is the hour of darkness past Village Harmony, Ed. 2, 1796
62 5014 64 Carlisle Ishmael Spicer 1789 a 4 Deep in our hearts let us record
63 7303 65 Spring a 3 Gently he draws my heart along Smith, 1797
64 3965a 66a Portugal Thomas Thorley 1778 A 4 Of him who did salvation bring
65 4939 66b Antigua D 4 Let him embrace my soul, and prove R. Wells, 1788
66 2213a 67a Kingsbridge a 4 God of my life, whose gracious power Divine Musical Miscellany, 1754
67 7888a 67b Kedron Amos Pilsbury 1799 e 4 Thou man of grief, remember me
68 4789 68a Russia Daniel Read 1787 a 4 False are the men of high degree
69 4612 68b Naples Daniel Read 1785 d 4 Shall the vile race of flesh and blood
70 4946a 69a New Sabbath D 4 Jehovah reigns, his throne is high Addington, Collection of Psalm Tunes, 1788
71 2992 69b Lebanon D 4 Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high J. Wesley Sacred Melody, 1765
72 6784 70a Morning Flower James Leach 1794 g 4 When, gracious Lord, when shall it be
73 6813 70b Edmund Street James Leach 1794 g 4 Behold the path which mortals tread
74 3374 71a Chester William Billings 1770 F 4 Let the high heavens your songs invite
75 4628 71b Windham Daniel Read 1785 f 4 Broad is the road that leads to death
76 2761 72a Morning Hymn B 4 Sweet is the work, my God, my King Urania, 1761
77 143a 72b Old Hundred Louis Bourgeois 1561 A 4 Lord, what a heaven of saving grace
78 3370 73a Brookfield William Billings 1770 d 4 Behold the path which mortals tread
79 975a 73b Wells Israel Holdroyd 1722 F 4 Life is the time to serve the Lord
80 387k 74a Angels Hymn Orlando Gibbons 1623 A 4 My hope, my all, my Savior, thou
81 2940a 74b Putney Isaac Smith 1763 a 4 How do thy mercies close me round
82 2742 75a Bramcoat Caleb Ashworth 1761 C 4 High on a hill of dazzling light
83 3260b 75b Dunstan Martin Madan 1769 G 4 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord
84 3991a 76a Truro F 4 Praise ye the Lord! Tis good to raise Musica Sacra, 1778
85 3458 76b Suffolk William Billings 1770 g 4 Bright King of glory, dreadful God
86 4166 77 Wells Row Isaac Smith 1779 C 4 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
87 3999a 78 Aurora William Billings 1778 C 4 Awake, my soul, awake
88 2342c 79 Maryland Uriah Davenport 1755 a 4 And must this body die
89 7891 80-81 Massachusetts Amos Pilsbury 1799 b 4 Let differing nations join New in this book
90 4929 81 Mount Carmel E 4 Come sound his praise abroad Norman, Federal Harmony, 1788
91 5374 82a Lanesburgh Lewis Edson 1790 e 4 And must this body die
92 4138a 82b Norwich Oliver Brownson 1779 a 4 My sorrows, like a flood
93 4139 83a 25th Psalm Alexander Gillet 1779 a 4 I lift my soul to God
94 4288a 83b Stafford Daniel Read 1782 A 4 See what a living stone
95 4077a 84 Worcester Abraham Wood 1778 F 4 How beauteous are their feet
96 6750 85 Granby Alexander Gillet 1794 G 4 Come sound his praise abroad
97 2381a 86a Eagle Street Isaac Smith 1755 A 4 Behold, what wondrous grace
98 7912 86b Wales A 4 Come, ye who love the Lord New in this book
99 6812 87a Cumberland-Street James Leach 1794 E 4 Ah, when shall I awake
100 2934 87b Little Marlborough a 4 Thou judge of quick and dead The Universal Psalmodist, 1763
101 3812a 88a Kibworth G 4 Welcome, sweet day of rest The Gospel Magazine, Vol. 3, 1776
102 7893 88b Moment's Thought Amos Pilsbury 1799 B 4 Jesus, my truth, my way New in this book
103 3401b 89a Hingham William Billings 1770 a 4 My God, my life, my love
104 848b 89b Aylesbury a 4 Ah! Whither shall I go A Book of Psalmody, 1717
105 2748 90a St. Simons Caleb Ashworth 1761 G 4 Far as thy name is known
106 7882 90b Guilford g 4 Astonished and distressed New in this book
107 4091a 91 Silver Street Isaac Smith 1779 C 4 Ye angels round the throne
108 4470b 92 Martins Lane G 4 O God of good, the unfathomed sea Smith, Collection of Psalm Tunes, Ed. 4, 1784
109 4278a 93 Greenfield Lewis Edson 1782 a 4 God is our refuge in distress
110 4915 94 146th Psalm Simeon Jocelin 1788 A 4 I'll praise my maker with my breath
111 3697b 95a Newcourt F 4 I'll praise my maker with my breath The Gospel Magazine, Vol. 2, 1775
112 1985 95b Jennings C 4 I'll praise my maker with my breath J. Jennings, 1760
113 4129 96 Farmington Alexander Gillet 1779 f 4 Think, mighty God, on feeble man
114 4285 97 89th Psalm Simeon Jocelin 1782 a 4 Think, mighty God, on feeble man
115 4130 98 Freedom Alexander Gillet 1779 A 4 The Lord of glory reigns, he reigns on high
116 116a 99 Landaff g 4 Sinners awake betimes, ye fools, be wise Genevan Psalter, 1558
117 4619a 100 Resurrection Daniel Read 1785 E 4 The God of glory sends his summons forth
118 5359 101 Admonition Daniel Read 1790 a 4 Sinners awake betimes, ye fools, be wise
119 4140a 102 Springfield Samuel Babcock 1779 b 4 Jesus drinks the bitter cup
120 1648c 103a Amsterdam G 4 Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings J. Wesley Collection of Tunes, 1742
121 4280 103b Lenox Lewis Edson 1782 C 4 Lord of the worlds above
122 4076 104 136th Psalm C 4 Hast thou not given thy word Deaolph, 1778
123 3079a 105 Portsmouth A 4 Blow ye the trumpet, blow Knibb, Psalm Singer's Help, 1765
124 3360a 106a Amherst William Billings 1770 G 4 Ye boundless realms of joy
125 4132a 106b Jubilee Oliver Brownson 1779 A 4 Blow ye the trumpet, blow
126 7887 107a Judea Amos Pilsbury 1799 G 4 Rejoice, the Lord is King New in this book
127 3317c 107b Yorkshire E 4 Arise, my soul, arise Jesser, 1769
128 7896 108 Mount Moriah Amos Pilsbury 1799 e 4 Behold the Lamb of God New in this book
129 4074 109 Middletown Amos Bull 1778 A 4 Hail the day that sees him rise
130 3263 110 Falmouth Martin Madan 1769 D 4 Sovereign ruler of the skies
131 3289 111 Somerset Martin Madan 1769 E 4 Hail the day that sees him rise
132 3225a 112a German Hymn Benjamin Milgrove 1768 B 4 Now begin the heavenly theme
133 2211a 112b Cookham G 4 Holy Lamb, who thee receive Divine Musical Miscellany, 1754
134 2980a 113a Feversham John Worgan 1765 C 4 Glory be to God on high
135 7907 113b Salem Amos Pilsbury 1799 a 4 Lord, we come before thee now New in this book
136 6081 114 New Haven Z. W. Vincent 1792 F 4 Great God of wonders! All thy ways
137 7904 115a 112th Psalm d 4 Weary of wandering from my God New in this book
138 1034a 115b Cary's Henry Carey 1723 G 4 The Lord my pasture shall prepare
139 6139 116 Hampstead D 4 The Lord my pasture shall prepare Oswell, 1793
140 5186b 117 Hampton James Leach 1789 D 4 Thou Shepherd of Israel and mine
141 6080 118a Limefield Thomas Walker 1792 F 4 This God is the God we adore
142 4022 118b St. Peter's c 4 How shall a lost sinner in pain William Billings, 1778?
143 2723b 119 New Jerusalem F 4 What now is my object and aim J. Wesley Sacred Melody, 1761
144 3667 120 Northampton E 4 Love divine, all love excelling The Gospel Magazine, Vol. 1, 1774
145 3077a 121a Bethel G 4 Come, thou Fount of every blessing Knibb, Psalm Singer's Help, 1765
146 3264c 121b West-Street Martin Madan 1769 B 4 Come away to the skies
147 7910 122 Triumph d 4 Come let us ascend New in this book
148 6754 123 Newbern G 4 The Lord, the Sovereign, sends his summons forth Law, Christian Harmony, 1794
149 4607a 124 Judgment Daniel Read 1785 C 4 Behold, the Judge descends, his guards are nigh
150 4944a 125a St. Mark's F 4 How pleased and blessed was I Addington, Collection of Psalm Tunes, 1788
151 4912 125b Milton C 4 The Lord Jehovah reigns Hawley, 1788
152 3578 126 122nd Psalm Joseph Stephenson 1773 A 4 How pleased and blessed was I
153 7874 127 Cambridge Amos Pilsbury 1799 a 4 My tongue repeats his vows New in this book
154 7877a 128 Chesterfield B 4 In boundless mercy, gracious Lord, appear New in this book
155 4524 129 Babylon Asahel Benham 1785 e 4 Along the banks where Babel's current flows
156 4169 130 Warsaw A 4 The blessed Jesus is my Lord, my love H. E., in The Gospel Magazine, Vol. 7, 1780
157 3283a 131 Longfield Martin Madan 1769 E 4 Thou, Jesus, art our King
158 7873 132 Autumn Amos Pilsbury 1799 f 4 Savior, the world's and mine New in this book
159 3292a 133 Sussex Martin Madan 1769 G 4 All glory to God, and peace upon earth
160 657a 134a St. Michael's B 4 O praise ye the Lord, prepare your glad voice Supplement New Version, 1708
161 1833a 134b Walsingham Johann Lampe 1746 d 4 Tis finished, tis done, the spirit is fled
162 2935a 135 Littleton A 4 Lo! He comes with clouds descending The Universal Psalmodist, 1763
163 2973c 136a Helmsley G 4 Lo! He comes with clouds descending Madan, Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, 1765
164 7889a 136b Kingston Amos Pilsbury 1799 a 4 Agonizing in the garden
165 6055 137 Broughton Thomas Walker 1792 G 4 Compassionate Bridegroom, my Shepherd and friend
166 6071a 138 Manchester D 4 Compassionate Bridegroom, my Shepherd and friend R. Keene, 1792
167 2234a 139 Lyme D 4 Happy they whose joys abound Harmonia Sacra (Butts), 1754
168 4216a 140 Mendom William Billings 1781 a 4 My Redeemer, let me be
169 4286 141 Salisbury Oliver Brownson 1782 a 4 God of my salvation, hear
170 4207 142 Harmony Thomas Arne 1754 G 4 Thou god of harmony and love
171 1831c 143 Chatham Johann Lampe 1746 a 4 Come on, my partners in distress
172 7897 144 Musicians G 4 Come, Lord, and help me to rejoice New in this book
173 4693 145 Hebron William Billings 1786 E 4 Behold the splendor, hear them shout
174 7900 146 Petition a 4 Why not now, my God, my God New in this book
175 3294b 147a Turin Felice Giardini 1769 F 4 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
176 1818 147b Crucifixion Johann Lampe 1746 d 4 Hearts of stone, relent, relent
177 3296a 148a Christmas Martin Madan 1769 G 4 Lift up your heads in joyful hope
178 7880 148b Edson Amos Pilsbury 1799 e 4 O Jesus, Savior of my soul New in this book
179 6052 149a Burton B 4 My God, I am thine R. Keene, 1792
180 7885 149b Hatfield F 4 Come, Lord, from above New in this book
181 4264 150a Langdon Benjamin Milgrove 1781 B 4 And when we remove
182 5188 150b Sacrament James Leach 1789 B 4 Come, Lord, from above
183 1816b 151a Passion Johann Lampe 1746 e 4 O Jesus, my hope
184 2942 151b St. Clement's B 4 To the great One in three The Universal Psalmodist, 1763
185 4265b 152 Birmingham Benjamin Milgrove 1781 D 4 Come, thou almighty King
186 6083 153 Wiltshire Z. W. Vincent 1792 G 4 In songs of sublime adoration and praise
187 6056 154a Cornwall Thomas Walker 1792 B 4 In songs of sublime adoration and praise
188 3214a 154b Huntingdon Benjamin Milgrove 1768 a 4 Lord, my light and my salvation
189 7892 155 Middlesex Amos Pilsbury 1799 F 4 Lord, my light and my salvation New in this book
190 6060 156 East-Grinstead Thomas Walker 1792 F 4 Head of the church triumphant
191 7875 157 Canaan Amos Pilsbury 1799 A 4 Head of the church triumphant New in this book
192 7884 158a Hamburgh Amos Pilsbury 1799 a 4 Head of the church triumphant New in this book
193 3543b 158b Dunstable D 4 Away with our fears The Spiritual Psalmodist's Companion, 1772
194 1815c 159 New-Year D 4 Come, let us anew Hymns on the Great Festivals, 1746
195 7911 160 Wakefield C 4 Jesus my elder brother lives New in this book
196 6063 161 Bremen Thomas Walker 1792 C 4 Let others boast their ancient line
197 6059 162 Devonshire Thomas Walker 1792 C 4 O Lord, how great's thy favor
198 7881 163 Franklin Amos Pilsbury 1799 d 4 The place of John we covet New in this book
199 7878 164 Dartmouth Amos Pilsbury 1799 e 4 Redemption great he gave New in this book
200 145f 165a Verulam F 4 With hearts I do accord French Psalter, 1561
201 6085 165b Priestley G 4 Brethren, why toil ye thus for toys Rippon, Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, 1792
202 7883 166 Hadley Amos Pilsbury 1799 d 4 The chief concern of lost mankind New in this book
203 2209 167a Havant G 4 Jesus, come thou hope of glory Divine Musical Miscellany, 1754
204 7906 167b Rockingham Amos Pilsbury 1799 b 4 Lamb of God, for whom we languish New in this book
205 7901 168 Pinckney Street Amos Pilsbury 1799 g 4 Tell me, O thou favored nation
206 2965 169a Birkstead George F. Handel 1755 F 4 Who hath our report believed
207 7908 169b South Carolina Amos Pilsbury 1799 D 4 Come, my soul, before the Lamb New in this book
208 2206a 170a Fairfax g 4 Turn thee to thy rest, my soul Divine Musical Miscellany, 1754
209 2760a 170b Watertown A 4 When the north wind with his airy forces Urania, 1761
210 4256 171a Bunker-Hill a 4 Why should vain mortals tremble A. Law, Select Number of Plain Tunes, 1781
211 5357 171b-173 Cheshunt F 4 The voice of my beloved sounds A Selection of Sacred Harmony, 1790
212 7895 174-175 Mount Calvary Amos Pilsbury 1799 b 4 Behold, behold the bleeding God New in this book
213 4426a 175 Sophronia d 4 Forbear my friends, forbear and ask no more A. King, 1783
214 7685b 176 Vermont A 4 Hark how the gospel trumpet sounds Cole, Sacred Harmony, 1799
215 4206b 177 New-Chester e 4 Ye simple souls that stray J. Wesley Sacred Harmony, 1781
216 3695a 178 Leoni a 4 The God of Abraham praise The Gospel Magazine, Vol. 2, 1775
217 7903 179 Potomac Amos Pilsbury 1799 G 4 Jehovah reigns, let all the guilty nations quake New in this book
218 7899 180 Orangeburgh Amos Pilsbury 1799 a 4 My God, my God, why leavest thou me New in this book
219 7909 181a Trenton Amos Pilsbury 1799 e 4 How long shall I repine New in this book
220 4020 181b Richmond William Billings 1778 a 4 My beloved haste away
221 7886 182 Haverhill Amos Pilsbury 1799 D 4 Bear me to the sacred scene New in this book
222 183-185 Anthem C 3 Lift up your heads, O ye gates
223 186-189 Denmark Martin Madan D 3 Before Jehovah's awful throne
224 190-192 Greenwich Martin Madan G 3 Plunged in the gulf of dark despair
225 193-196 Easter Martin Madan G 3 He dies, the friend of sinners dies
226 196-200 The Dying Christian William Billings A 3 Vital spark of heavenly flame
227 201-202 Sheffield G 3 Sinners, why so thoughtless grown Breillat
228 203-206 Epsom Martin Madan G 3 Come, let us join our cheerful songs
229 207-209 Ode on Spring D 4 Hail, reviving spring
230 210-212 Anthem G 4 When the Lord turned again Psalm 126
231 4627 213-214 Westford Daniel Read 1785 B 4 Far from my thoughts, vain world, be gone
232 6287 214 Concord Oliver Holden 1793 C 4 The hill of Zion yields
233 4439a 215 Invitation Jacob Kimball 1784 D 4 Come, my beloved, haste away
234 1664g 216a Winchester C 4 Where is my God, my joy, my hope J. Wesley Collection of Tunes, 1742
235 7876a 216b Charleston Amos Pilsbury 1799 F 4 Come, thou Fount of every blessing
236 3549 217 Carlisle New Martin Madan 1772 E 4 Light of those whose only dwelling
237 6804a 218 St. John's James Leach 1794 A 4 O love divine, how sweet thou art
238 7905 219 Rhode Island Amos Pilsbury 1799 c 4 Thou great mysterious God unknown
239 7890 220a Madison Amos Pilsbury 1799 a 4 How long shall I repine New in this book
240 4000 220b Baltimore William Billings 1778 C 4 To the great One in three

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