Sacred Harmony (John Eagleton)

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John Eagleton's Sacred Harmony is described on the title page as 'A Set of Tunes, adapted to Dr Watts's Psalms & Hymns, the Revd G. Burder's Supplement and the Revd J. Wesley's Collection: Composed in an easy Style, and the whole figured for the Organ, Piano Forte, &c.'.

The collection was published in London, being 'Printed for the Author, and sold by JAMES PECK, No 47 Lombard Street. Sold also by BUTTON & WHITAKER St Pauls Church Yard. T. WILLIAMS, Stationer's Court. and by all MUSIC SELLERS in the kingdom.'

The collection consists of 27 hymn tunes, all with texts: it written in four parts, with the air on the third stave down, bracketed together with the bass. While it is not dated, Lightwood dates it to 1816.

List of works

Pages Description Text
011 JESHURUN. S.M. Jesu, my strength, my hope
022 HEPHZIBAH. S.M. How beauteous are their feet
033 ORDINANCES. S.M. Welcome, sweet day of rest
044 EXHORTATION. S.M. Come sound his praise abroad
055 MORTALITY. S.M. And am I born to die
066 REJOICEING. C.M. When I can read my title clear
077 REFLECTION. C.M. Hark from the tombs a doleful sound
088 CORONATION. C.M. All hail the power of Jesus' name
099 DESERTION. C.M. See, Lord, before thy throne of grace
1010 JUSTIFICATION. L.M. Jesu, thy blood and righteousness
1111 PENITENCE. L.M. Shew pity, Lord; O Lord, forgive
1212 CONTEMPLATION. L.M. Praise ye the Lord; 'tis good to raise
1313 COMMUNION. 4 7s. Brethren, let us join to bless
1414 REDEMPTION. 4 7s. Now begin the heavenly theme
1515 AFFECTION. 4 7s. Sweet the time, exceeding sweet
1616 FOUNTAIN. 6 7s. Weary souls that wander wide
1717 PURITY. 6 7s. Rock of ages, cleft for me
1818-19 REFUGE. 8 7s. Jesus, lover of my soul
1920-21 CRUCIFIXION. 8s & 7s. Sweet the moments, rich in blessing
2022-23 ZEAL. How pleased and blest was I
2123-24 SOLEMNITY. 4 8s & 2 6s. Thou God of glorious majesty
2225-26 HAPPINESS. 6 8s. I'll praise my Maker while I've breath
2326-27 ADORATION. P.M. O Jesu our Lord, thy name be adored
2428-29 CONFIDENCE Our shepherd alone, the Lord let us bless
2529-30 GRATITUDE. P.M. O what shall I do, my Saviour to praise
2631 FELICITY. P.M. Rejoice evermore with angels above
2732 INVITATION. P.M. Come ye sinners, poor and wretched


  • p69, J. T. Lightwood, The Music of the Methodist Hymn-Book, London: Epworth Press (1935)