The 11th Annual Old St. John's Singing

Old St. John's Historic Church
Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina

Saturday, December 9, 2006

All selections from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint), except for one from
The Christian Harmony ('Alabama book', Deason-Parris revision, 2002 printing) (tagged with `AL').
Singers generally led two songs at a time.

Opening prayer - Guy Bankes
381D, Holy Manna - Larry Beveridge
281b, Palmetto
346, Star in the East - Dorothy Lane
240, Morning Light
261t, The Good Shepherd - Dan Huger
255b, Talmar
323b, Angels Singing - John Plunkett
345b, The Shepherd's Star
33t, St. Thomas - Frances Carnell
357, The Trumpet


332, Babylonian Captivity - Andy Morse
137, Antioch
128t, Ninety-Fifth - Scott Swanton
89b, Northfield
64t, The Penitent's Prayer - Mary Baumeister
282, Friendship
100, Tennessee - Eddie Mash
57t, Weeping Saviour
Doxology, Larry Beveridge


128b, Hester - Guy Bankes
87t, Zerah
117, Angel Band - Anna Swanton
136, Sherburne - Jane Spencer
123t, Rapturous Scene
94, Plenary - Roger Keane
157, Hallelujah
129t, Coronation - Walter Hartley
225b, Martin
255t, Watchman - Deborah Jones
49, Forever with the Lord


70b, Brown - Sharon Kellam
171t, Sessions
290, Amity - Lucy Sandidge
279, Oliphant
214, Hosanna - Chris Berg
194t, Chester
215t, In That Morning - Sarah Jane Thomas
36t, Lovely Vine - Ken George
“Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”
249t, Green Fields - Charles Lowery
359, Wondrous Love - Jackie Elsner and John Plunkett
347, Portuguese Hymn
245t, Bozrah - Julianne Wiley
55b, Idumea


51, Lonsdale - Diane Eskenasy
342t, Blest Morn - Steve Walker
67b, Dundee
189b, Retreat - Don Wiley
381C, Twilight is Falling
143t, Coleshill - Erin Mills (by request)
360, The Saints Bound for Heaven
78b, New Britain - Steve Houseworth
316 (AL), This Heavy Load - Larry Beveridge (for his nephew, in the service in Iraq)
200b, Parting Hand

Closing prayer, John Plunkett

A very kind thank-you to Rutherford County Historical Society, for the use of the building, and to Dot Lane and Jane Spencer for making the arrangements. A basket was passed for donations. A bit after dinner, there were 53 singers, and a few had left at dinner. To get through the list of leaders, we sang until almost four o'clock.

The weather was bright, but cold: it had been in the twenties the night before.

Minutes: Dan Huger

2006 Minutes listing
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