Amos Pilsbury was a silversmith, clerk in the Presbyterian Church, and school teacher, who lived in Charleston, South Carolina. He compiled The United States Sacred Harmony in 1799 (Steel and Hulan 2010, Music 1995). Go to person page >
Arranger: James P. Carrell
James P. Carrell was a "farmer, Methodist minister, and county clerk in Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia. He was author of the Songs of Zion (1821) and co-author of Virginia Harmony (1831)" (Steel and Hulan 2010). Several of his songs were printed in Kentucky Harmony and its supplements. Go to person page >
See Music, David W. 1995. Seven "New" Tunes in Amos Pilsbury's United States' Sacred Harmony (1799) and Their Use in Four-Shape Shape-Note Tunebooks of the Southern United States before 1860. American Music 13(4):403-447. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3052402
United States Sacred Harmony, by Amos Pilsbury, 1799
How happy every child of grace
Who knows his sins forgiven!
This earth, he cries, is not my place,
I seek my place in heaven:
A country far from mortal sight;
Yet, O! By faith I see
The land of rest, the saints’ delight,
The heaven prepar’d for me.