The New Union (Jeremiah Ingalls)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-21)  CPDL #45539:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1805. Fifteen stanzas included, as in Ingalls 1805.
  • (Posted 2017-07-20)  CPDL #45538:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Fifteen stanzas included, as in Ingalls 1805.

General Information

Title: The New Union
First Line: Attend ye saints and hear me tell
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 887

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1805 in Ingalls' The Christian Harmony, pp. 30-31
Description: Words by an unknown author, apparently first published 1804; the words appear in various forms, sometimes beginning Come saints and sinners, hear me tell, ten to fifteen stanzas. "This tune probably dates from the 1770s and was called Cuba’s March. It was played by American fifers well into the nineteenth century" (Keller 2012). This tune appears as Heavenly Union in William Walker's Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist, 1845.

External websites:


  • Keller, Kate V. W. No date (ca. 2012). The Union. Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project, No. 246. Published online. Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society. Accessed 2017-07-17.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Attend ye saints and hear me tell.