Mount Union Sacred Harp Singers

Somerset (America’s County) PA

Rockwood (Near Casselman)

Issue # 5 -  of perhaps many more, which  may

be issued from time to time, as needed.

                 November 2008   - The voice is the flower of beauty.    Zeno (B.C. 335?-264)

The Latest Song List  -Arrange the songs in this order in your folder, or use bookmarks in songbooks.


        Sacred Harp


30 Love Divine

45 New Britain

47 t Primrose

47 b Idumea

49 t Old Hundred


49 b Mear

59 Holy Manna

62 Parting Hand

82 Bound for Canaan

107 Russia


113 Prodigal Son

117Babalon Is Fallen

146 Hallelujah

155 Northfield

159 Wondrous Love


178 Africa

235 Long Sought Home

242 Ode On Science

268 David's Lamentation

312 Sing To Me Of Heaven


457 Wayfaring Stranger

461 Shining Star



2 Lovely Vine ‑ Ingalls

8 Endless Day ‑ Ingalls

50 Wedding Hymn ‑ Ingalls

93 Redemption Hymn ‑ Ingalls

Star In The East ‑Walkers Ch. Harm.

It Is Well With My Soul

Behold the Manger by Evan J Miller, a shape note teacher from Somerset Co. PA

Meeting Times & Places

Balance of 2008 and 2009


 2nd Thursday monthly singing sessions start at 7:00 P.M.


During 2009, we may sometimes be asked to be part of the program at Mt. Union Church events. 

For further information call Clark at 814‑926‑3142


Dec ‑ 11 ‑ 2008  7:00 P.M.     Brocht Residence, all decked out for a Victorian Christmas 

Jan ‑ 8 ‑ 2009 7:00 P.M.   Kingwood Church of God

Feb ‑ 12 ‑  7:00 P.M.  Kingwood Church of God

Mar ‑ 12 ‑  7:00 P.M. Kingwood Church of God

Apr - 9 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union  

May - 14 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union  

June - 11 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union  

July - 9 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union  

Aug - 13 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union  

Sep - 10 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union    

Oct - 8 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union  

Nov - 12 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union                                                                         

Dec - 10 - 7:00 P.M. Regular Sing at-Mt. Union 







March         2007  -  9 Active singers

December - 2007  -12 Active  - 

November  2008 - 18  Active  




April 2007  We were practicing from a song list of 13

Dec   2007   We were using a list of 18‑19 songs.

July  2008  We have 26 on the song list!

Nov 2008 We have  29 on our list.




Some may find Mt. Union by using GPS:

              39°54'9.50"N     79°13'54.08

Meeting Times & Places 2008





We need a little money for books, CD’s etc.  We decided the easiest was to put a donation jar out at our meetings and we can all drop some $$$ into the pot. 


The money from the sale of books to our members will be put back into the pot to create a fund to assure we will always have some on hand for sale or loan. 




Newsletter ideas or articles should be given to Duane 

 Phone 814-926-3709



You can also reach our website via the Laurel Arts webpage. 

Go to, then to “Affiliates” where a live link will take you our page at Mt. Union



 For the benefit of those who do not receive e-mail... a note from Jody Best and Linda’s response....

From: Jay & Jody Best

Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2008 10:11 PM

To: Linda

Subject: Re: coffeehouse




Thank YOU so much!  The group did a beautiful job!  I've heard from several people today about how much they enjoyed the opportunity to hear and participate in sacred harp singing.  Please pass along our appreciation to  the Mount Union group.  I hope we'll see you on November 21 for another coffeehouse‑‑this time just come and relax!





Linda forwarded the message to us with comments.


I'll pass this on to the group.  You did do a great job, from my perspective too.  But most of all, it appeared to me that you all had a good time doing it! God be praised!


And... the singing brought $50. into our loaner book fund, which was at 0 again ‑ I had just added another $2.50 the previous week and ordered a new box of books.  I was really happy that we could do that, and I think it was

so helpful to be able to put the 14 loaner  books in the hands of the people Friday night!


Thank you all for your loyalty and support of our little group.  The fact that we have a little group in this area is in itself a miracle! A wonder! And, I think that we're growing just as solid as the groups in State College

and Erie, which have the university crowd to draw from.


Love and blessings to you all!