Friday, May 07, 2010

Might be interesting

The Baptist Commentary

Dossey's Choice Hymn Book, 1836


R. L. Vaughn said...

The second link is interesting. It is a once popular 19th century words-only hymn book.

I attached "might" for the first link, simply because I haven't had time to investigate it.

Barry C. Laminack said...

Brother Vaughn,

I am a former Primitive Baptist. I am well known by Elders Wayne Peters, Joe Holder, Joe Hildreath, Andrew Huffman, Keith Ellis, Hulan Bass, and several others. Although, they will not agree with my views completely, I believe they, like Keith, will say I have some good content.


PS: I have added a link to your site.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Brother Laminack, thanks for the info. I had copied this link a good while back and when I posted yesterday couldn't remember to whom it belonged. I guess if I had scrolled down the page I would have known.

Thanks for the link also.

Mark said...

I would be curious to know what Landmark Baptist churches in the South were using for hymnals during the War of Northern Aggression. Do you know?

R. L. Vaughn said...

Mark, here is something "I think" I remember, but need to go back and do some checking. The Psalmist by Baron Stow and S. F. Smith (author of My Country Tis of Thee) was one popular hymn book of this era. Richard Fuller and J. B. Jeter added a supplement of songs that were popular in the South. I am pretty sure that Basil Manly's Baptist Psalmody, issued in 1870, was intended to supplant The Psalmist with a more "indigenous" Southern hymn book.

(That's what is in my memory banks, which seems to become less reliable as time goes on!)

Mark said...

OK, thanks. I am curious to know what songs were common among the Confederate Landmarkers.Hmmm nice sound to that, would be a good name for a church: Confederate Landmark Baptist Church. Yes, that sings!

I recall J.R. Graves put together some hymnals but I think they were post-War.Never heard much about those.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Graves did at least two song books:

The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools, 1873; The Little Seraph, in Seven Character Notes: for Churches and Sunday Schools, 1874

There is a copy of The Little Seraph at the East Texas Research Center, SFA University, Nacogdoches, TX. I've never seen the other song. Two songs from The Little Seraph made it into W.M. Cooper's revision of The Sacred Harp.

Mark said...

I would think there are other copies somewhere. It would be interesting to know the songs sung that are unknown to most today.I skimmed the books you had links to. Some very different songs! I wonder if many or any get any use today.