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Unformatted text preview: (Wondrous Love is a folk hymn. Based on a ballad about a pirate.) Folk hymns were very present in volumes of shape-note hymns and sacred songs that were popular with revivalists and rural congregations. The practice of shape-note notation dates back to The Easy Instructor , an 1801 collection by William Little and William Smith. Two later collections, The Sacred Harp and The Southern Harmony , are extremely important, and still popular, sources of shape-note songs. Unlike the Great Awakening, the Second Awakening supported the idea that political and / or social and spirtiual activities should be related. In some senses the development of missionary activities abroad, the founding of educational possibilities for women, the abolitionist movement these were more social than political. But some called for a Christian party in politics and thought the United States should be an evangelical Christian nation....
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2010 for the course MUSL MUSL 147 taught by Professor Lovensheimer during the Fall '08 term at Vanderbilt.
- Fall '08