Desire for Piety


An invaluable document of a musical tradition stretching back to the Civil War that is on the verge of disappearing forever, Desire for Piety is a rare example of black Sacred Harp singing from rural southeast Alabama. The songs are primarily from the B.F. White's Sacred Harp, the hymn book  used by  millions of shape-note singers in this country. It ends with the Wiregrass Singers’ special version of the gospel tune, “Give Me Just a Little MoreTime.” Liner notes by Henry Willett, an acknowledged authority on shape-note singing.

  • The Happy Sailor
  • Blooming Youth
  • Weeping Pilgrim
  • There We Our Jesus Shall Adore
  • Bound for Canaan
  • Cuba
  • Firm Foundation
  • Florida
  • Desire for Piety
  • Ragan
  • Struggle On
  • Ninety-fifth Psalm
  • Fallen by the Way
  • Happy Home
  • Coronation
  • The Dying Boy
  • The Father’s Boundless Love
  • The Christian’s Flight
  • Give Me Just A Little More Time


Price: $12.80