Etowah Spring Singing, 98th Year

Etowah Elementary School
Etowah, Henderson County, North Carolina

Saturday, April 30, 2005

All selections from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint).
Leaders typically led two songs at a time.

Mr Jimmie Cantrell welcomed the singers,
and gave the opening prayer.
381D, Holy Manna - Scott Swanton (who subsequently called leaders).
81t, Maitland - Larry Beveridge
89b, Northfield
143t, Coleshill - Mary Baumeister
221t, Pleyel's Hymn
277, Sweet Affliction - Sharon Kellam
70b, Brown
255t, Watchman - Don Wiley
139b, Suffield - Chris Berg
86, Ortonville
208b, French Broad - Dan Huger
67b, Dundee
289b, Happy Land - Dorothy Lane
240, Morning Light
261t, The Good Shepherd - Jane Spencer
(We also sang a verse of "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" to the same tune)
248b, Union


293, Lenox - Scott Swanton
381A, Not Made with Hands - Jean Allen
381B, Babylon is Fallen
149t, Fiducia - Chris Wilhelm
128t, Ninety-Fifth
215t, In That Morning - Sarah Jane Thomas
258, Thorny Desert
Blessing - Jim Allen


“Blantyre” - Scott Swanton (not in the book: a new arrangement by Scott)
170b, Bohemia - Mary Baumeister
60b, China
306, Middlebury - Sharon Kellam
148, Leander
368, Funeral Anthem - Dan Huger
341, The Lone Pilgrim - Scott Swanton
117, Angel Band
59t, Mear - Julianne Wiley
245t, Bozrah
204t, Prayer Meeting - Dorothy Lane
88, Pisgah - Jane Spencer
116t, The Finest Flower
106, Sweet Rivers - Chris Wilhelm
319, Weary Pilgrim
381C, Twilight is Falling - Jean Allen
105b, Resignation
287, Indian Convert - Mary Baumeister
103b, Fish Pond
158, The Land of Rest - Sharon Kellam
217, Jerusalem - Kitty Reusch

200b, Parting Hand

Closing Prayer - Dan Huger

Mr Cantrell reported this was the 112th consecutive semi-annual meeting of the Etowah singing; however, its history goes back approximately 100 years.

We had about 25 singers. The weather was rainy in the morning, and partly cloudy and cool in the afternoon.

Minutes submitted by Jean Allen. (Thanks, Jean!)

2005 Minutes listing
Christian Harmony HomePage
May 2005

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