Singing the Songs of Zion
Soldiers' Hymn Collections and Hymn Singing
in the American Civil War

Mark D. Rhoads

"Every night the holy songs of Zion go up on this balmy spring air, a sweet incense, I think,
to the throne of the Eternal.
" Rev. William Hauser, chaplain of the 48th Georgia

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Songs of Zion
New York: The American Tract Society, 1851
board covers, SIZE, 199 hymn with doxologies and tunes
(enlarged, 1864)

Listed on the back cover of Soldier's Hymns as No. 25 of the "Soldier's Camp Library."



Introduction to Soldiers' Hymn Collections

Northern Hymn Collections

Army and Navy Melodies
Army Hymns written for the First. . .
Army Hymns written for the Third . . .
Des Soldaten Hand-Buch
Hymns and Tunes for the Army and Navy
Hymns Religious and Patriotic . . .

Hymn Book for the Army and Navy (New York)
Hymn Book for the Army and Navy (Cincinnati)
Soldier's Hymns
Lieder fur Soldaten
Soldier's Hymns and Psalms
The Patriot's Hymn Book
The Soldier's Companion
The Soldier's Friend
The Soldier's Hymn Book for Camp and Hospital
The Soldier's Hymn Book with Tunes-Boston YMCA
The Soldier's Hymn Book-Boston YMCA
The Soldier's Hymn Book-Chicago YMCA
The Soldier's Hymn Book-New York YMCA
The Soldier's Hymn Book-Forman
The Soldier's Pocket Book
The Soldier's Prayer Book
The Soldier's Prayer Book, Hospital Edition
The Union Hymn Book

The American Sunday School Hymn-Book
Songs of Zion

Index of Hymns in all Books



THE EXPEDITION FROM BOSTON.; Steamship Constitution at Portland The Trip to the Capes of Virginia The Weather The Passengers, and How They Stood the Passage. ARRIVAL AT FORTRESS MONROE. DEPARTURE FOR THE SOUTH. STEAMSHIP CONSTITUTION, AT SEA, Monday, Nov. 25, 1861.
. . . Sunday passed pleasantly in reading and conversation, and there been a well chaplain on board -- the priest of the Ninth was down with the common complaint -- we should no doubt have had one religious service at least. As evening drew on, however, a group of our Massachusetts Captains and Lieutenants assembled in the saloon, and struck up Old Hundred: "From all that dwell below the skies, Let the Creator's praise arise, Let the Redeemer's name be sung, Through every land, by every tongue." In a short time the little circle was increased; the "Songs of Zion," a little book published and distributed by the American Tract Society, was brought out, and a most agreeable hour was spent in singing. (New York Times, November 29, 1861)