John Speller's Web Pages Early American

John Speller's Web Pages - Church Music

Early American Church Music (before 1850)

The Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1750. Image courtesy of the
Library of Congress

Very little of the early music sung in American churches has survived into the twentieth century, and I have made a point of trying to collect some of the best music of this period on these web pages. A few items of early Canadian music are included as well.

Arise, my dear love
Assist me, muse divine, to sing the morn
Supply Belcher, Angels roll the rock away
Supply Belcher, An anthem of praise
Mark Burnham, Erect your heads
Benjamin Carr, Psalm 42
Benjamin Carr, Consider the righteous man
Benjamin Carr, While shepherds watched their flocks by night
Sarah Elizabeth Buell Hale, Come, Lord, and tarry not
Sarah Elizabeth Buell Hale, Lord's Prayer
John Henry Hopkins, Sr., O bless the Lord, my soul
Jeremiah Ingalls, Behold a lovely vine
Elam Ives, Jr., Bright shines the moon
William Ives,Behold, the lofty sky
George Knowil Jackson, Hear my prayer, O Lord
George Knowil Jackson, O 'twas a joyful sound
George Knowil Jackson, Ponder my words
Francis Linley, To bless thy chosen race
Charles Meineke, Gloria Patri
Charles Meineke, Lord's Prayer
Charles Meineke, Praise to thee, thou great Creator
Charles Meineke, This is the day the Lord hath made
Justin Morgan, Through every age, eternal God
Justin Morgan, Early, my God, without delay
O for a thousand tongues to sing
W. Poole, Jr., Evening hymn
L. C. Saxton, To thy pastures fair and large
John Selby, O for a closer walk with God
William Selby, Behold, God is my salvation
William Selby, Jubilate Deo
Oliver Shaw, All things fair and bright
Sing, my, soul, his wondrous love
Raynor Taylor, All Praise to You
Raynor Taylor, Awake my glory
Raynor Taylor, Great God! to what a glorious height
Raynor Taylor, Hymn for Epiphany or Twelfth Day
Raynor Taylor, Jesus invites his saints to meet around his board
Raynor Taylor, Let God arise in all his might
Raynor Taylor, O, all ye peoples, clap your hands
Raynor Taylor, O God, my heart is fully bent
Raynor Taylor, That man is blest, who stands in awe
Raynor Taylor, The Lord my Shepherd is
Philip Trajetta, The Day of Rest: A Cantata
William Tuckey, Come Holy Ghost, who ever One
Charles Zeuner, Build up an altar to the Lord
Charles Zeuner, Sanctus and Benedictus

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