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John A. Granade

Short Name: John A. Granade
Full Name: Granade, John Adam, 1763?-1807
Birth Year (est.): 1763
Death Year: 1807

Born: 1770, New Bern County, North Carolina.
Died: December 6, 1807, Sumner County, Tennessee.

After a period of desperate depression, Granade came to Christ in 1800 at a Presbyterian camp meeting at Desha’s Creek, Sumner County, Tennessee. Ordained a Methodist circuit riding preacher, Granade was referred to by the Nashville Banner as the "wild man of Goose Creek" (Sumner County, Tennessee) and was also variously known as "the poet of the backwoods" and "the Wild Man of Holston." Granade worked in part in the world of shape-note singing in the Shenandoah Valley, where a variety of musical sources, both sacred and profane, were at play. His works include:

Pilgrim’s Songster (Lexington, Kentucky: 1804)


Granade, John Adam (ca. 1763--1807, Wilson County, Tennessee). A Methodist circuit rider, admitted at a session of the Western Conference, 1 October 1801 at Ebenezer, Tenn. For three years he rode the Green, Holston, and Hinckstone circuits. He then settled in southwest Tennessee as a physician-farmer.

He had a number of campmeeting hymns in Thomas Hinde's Pilgrim Songster (Cincinnati, 1810) whose preface states: " . . . our two western bards Mr. John A. Granade and Caleb J. Taylor, composed their songs during the great revivals of religion in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee about 1802-1804."

--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives

Texts by John A. Granade (43)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All hail, all hail, methinks I hearJohn A. Granade (Author)5
All ye that's seeking Jesus' faceJohn A. Granade (Author)3
Arise and shine, O Zion fairJohn A. Granade (Author)English47
Arise, O Zion, rise and shine, Behold thy light has comeJohn A. Granade (Author)English7
Behold a pilgrim as he diesJohn A. Granade (Author)2
Behold, before the eternal throneJohn A. Granade (Author)3
Come all my brethren in the LordJohn A. Granade (Author)5
Come, all my dear brethren, draw near, And hearken toJohn A. Granade (Author)3
Come, all my partners in distress, Ye travelers through the wildernessJohn A. Granade (Author)5
Come, all ye wandering pilgrims dearJohn A. Granade (Author (attributed to))English35
Come good Lord with courage arm usJohn A. Granade (Author)2
Hail, God the Father, eternal lightJohn A. Granade (Author)2
Hail, God the Father, glorious lightJohn A. Granade (Author)12
Hail, God the Father, heavenly lightJohn A. Granade (Author)4
Hark! don't you hear the turtle doveJohn Adam Granade (Author)English1
Hark, listen to the trumpeters They sound for volunteersJohn A. Granade (Author)English47
I love Thee, I love Thee, I love Thee, my LordJohn A. Granade (Author (attributed to))English4
I walked forth one morning fairJohn A. Granade (Author)4
Let Thy Kingdom, blessed SaviorJohn A. Granade (Author)English102
Let Thy Spirit, blessed Savior, Come and bid our doubtings ceaseJohn A. Granade (Author)English1
My soul, come, meditate the day, When Zion'sJohn A. Granade (Author)3
My soul's full of gloryJohn A. Granade (Author)English43
O do not be discouraged, For Jesus is your friendJohn A. Granade (Author)English71
O Jesus, my Savior, to Thee I submitJohn A. Granade, 1770-1806 (Author)English4
Poor Zion lies in sore distressJohn A. Granade (Author)3
Salvation in sweet purling streamsJohn A. Granade (Author)3
See how the scriptures are fulfillingJohn A. Granade (Author)15
Sweet rivers of redeeming loveJohn A. Granade (Author)English77
The gospel sun is mounted highJohn A. Granade (Author)3
The Son of Man they did betrayJohn A. Granade (Author)English70
The winter is past and the rain now is o'erJohn A. Granade (Author)3
To see a pilgrim as he dies, with glory in his viewJohn A. Granade (Author)7
What sound is this salutes my ear?John A. Granade (Author)51
What sounds are these salute the earJohn A. Granade (Author)2
Ye children of Jesus, who're bound for the kingdomJohn A. Granade (Author)English17
Ye children of Zion who are aiming for gloryJohn A. Granade (Author)English23
Ye happy souls, whose peaceful mindsJohn A. Granade (Author)15
Ye little flock, despised fewJohn A. Granade (Author)3
Ye soldiers of JesusJohn A. Granade (Author)2
Ye soldiers of Jesus pray stand to your armsJohn A. Granade (Author)17
Ye weary heavy laden soulsJohn A. Granade (Author)English44
Yonder I see the Lord descendingJohn A. Granade (Author)3
Yonder see the Lord descendingJohn A. Granade (Author)English7
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