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Hymns of the Old Camp Ground


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A Beautiful Life; Ain't Gonna Lay My Armor Down; Amazing Grace; An Old Fashioned Meeting; Angel Band; Are You Washed in the Blood? Church in the Wildwood; Crying HOly Unto My Lord; Deep Settled Peace; Diamonds in the Rough; Deep Settled Peach;Diamonds in the Rough; Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan?; Drifting Too Far From the Shore; From Jerusalem to Jericho; Give Me the Roses Now; The Good Old Way; Grave on the Green Hillside; Hand in Hand With Jesus; Heaven Above; Hold Fast to the Right; Hold to God's Unchanging Hand; Home in That Rock; I Am a Pilgrim; I Am Bound for the Promised Land; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; I'll Be No Stranger There; I'm S-A-V-E-D; In the Sweet By and By; I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages; Keep on the Sunny Side of Life; the Lone Pilgrim; Methodist Pie; Old-Time Religion; Our Meeting is Over; Palms of Victory; Pass Me Not; Paul and Silas; Pilgrim of Sorrow; Poor Wayfaring Stranger; Precious Memories; Shake Hands with Mother Again; Shall We Gather at the River?; Standing in the Need of Prayer; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Take Up Thy Cross; Twilight is Falling; Unclouded Day; Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John; Warfare; We are Going Down the Valley; We Shall Meet Someday; When I Lay My Burdens Down; Who Will Sing For Me?; Will the Circle be Unbroken?; Wonderous Love; Won't You Come and Sing for Me?; Working on a Building.

About the Author

Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to collect, preserve and perform historic American music. An active teacher, musician, writer, and publisher, he is President of Native Ground Music, Inc. He lives with his wife Barbara and their three children near Asheville, North Carolina.


"Periodically in America's 19th century history waves of religious revival would sweep over frontier communities. Often held in the largest meeting halls available or in public outdoor areas where large meeting tents could be erected or stands could be built, the twin hallmarks of these revivals would be fiery preaching combined with community sing-a-longs of religious music. Now music historian and performer Wayne Erbsen has collected more than fifty of the most revered, popular, and wide-spread of these musical numbers characteristic of these community meetings into "Hymns Of The Old Camp Ground: Old Time Gospel songs With Words, Music & History". This compendium ranges from such familiar musical fare as Amazing Grace; Church in the Wildwood; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; and Poor Wayfaring Stranger; to less familiar gems like I Am Bound for the Promise Land; Methodist Pie; I Am a Pilgrim; and Wondrous Love. An eminently suitable addition to academic and community library American Music History reference collections, "Hymns Of The Old Camp Ground" is highly recommended for personal and professional reference and performance collections as well." -- Midwest Book Review

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