Hollow Square Hymnal

by Cardiphonia Music



Hollow Square Hymnal - I grew up singing shapenote hymns with my family and I've always loved the rustic strength of the tunes. For a few years I've been collecting arrangements from various friends who've recorded traditional shape note tunes (some knowingly and some unaware). This compilation collects some of the more popular tunes and texts as an introduction to this rich repertoire of sacred music that has experienced a renaissance in recent years. This compilation is different for us in that this is NOT a retuned hymn album but (mostly) a collection of arrangements.

To learn more check out the recent documentary/record produced by Erica and Matt Hinton - www.awakemysoul.com

For more info - fasola.org

Thanks to all of the artists for boldly engaging this compilation with some of the more imaginative arrangements i have heard of traditional hymnody.


released February 11, 2016

Art and Design by Michael Van Patter
Mastering by Blackbelt
All songs and arr's belong to the Artists.
Produced by Bruce Benedict for Cardiphonia
Supported by Hope College Campus Ministries


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Track Name: Wen & Casey Reagan - WONDROUS LOVE (What wondrous love is this)
What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul
What wondrous love is this, O my soul
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing
To God and to the Lamb who is the great "I Am";
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be;
And through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
And through eternity, I’ll sing on
Track Name: Justin Cross & Wilder Adkins - LOVE DIVINE (Love divine, all love excelling)
Love divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heav’n to earth come down;
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,
All Thy faithful mercies crown!

Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy Salvation;
Enter ev’ry trembling heart.
Track Name: The Roots Worship Collective - THE MORNING TRUMPET (Oh when shall I see Jesus)
Oh when shall I see Jesus,
And reign with Him above,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And from the flowing fountain
Drink everlasting love,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

Shout, Oh glory! for I shall mount above the skies,
When I hear the trumpet sound in the morning.

When shall I be delivered
From this vain world of sin,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And with my blessed Jesus,
Drink endless pleasures in,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?


But now I am a soldier,
My Captain’s gone before;
He’s given me my orders,
And bids me ne’er give o’er;

His promises are faithful —
A righteous crown He’ll give,
And all His valiant soldiers
Eternally shall live.

Through grace I feel determined
To conquer, though I die,
And then away to Jesus
On wings of love I’ll fly;

Farewell to sin and sorrow,
I bid them both adieu!
And, Oh my friends, prove faithful,
And on your way pursue.

Whene’er you meet with troubles,
And trials on your way,
Then cast your care on Jesus,
And don’t forget to pray.

Gird on the gospel armor
Of faith, and hope, and love,
And when the combat’s ended,
He’ll carry you above.

Oh do not be discouraged,
For Jesus is your Friend;
And if you lack for knowledge,
He’ll not refuse to lend.

Neither will He upbraid you,
Though often you request,
He’ll give you grace to conquer,
And take you home to rest.
Track Name: Pillar Church - IDUMEA (And am I born to die?)
And am I born to die?
To lay this body down!
And must my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown?

A land of deepest shade,
Unpierced by human thought;
The dreary regions of the dead,
Where all things are forgot!

Soon as from earth I go,
What will become of me?
Eternal happiness or woe
Must then my portion be!

Waked by the trumpet sound,
I from my grave shall rise;
And see the Judge with glory crowned,
And see the flaming skies!
Track Name: Allison Van Liere - HALLELUJAH (And let this feeble body fail)
146 Hallelujah
And let this feeble body fail,
And let it faint or die;
My soul shall quit this mournful vale,
And soar to worlds on high,


And I’ll sing hallelujah,
And you’ll sing hallelujah,
And we’ll all sing hallelujah,
When we arrive at home.

Shall join the disembodied saints,
And find its long-sought rest,
The only bliss for which it pants,
In my Redeemer’s breast.


Oh what are all my suff’rings here,
If, Lord, Thou count me meet
With that enraptured host t’appear,
And worship at Thy feet!


Give joy or grief, give ease or pain,
Take life or friends away,
But let me find them all again,
In that eternal day.

Track Name: Liz Janes - ABBEVILLE (Come, Holy Spirit)
Come, Holy Spirit come,
With energy divine,
And on this poor, benighted soul,
With beams of mercy shine.

Melt, melt this frozen heart;
This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,
And form me all anew.

Mine will the profit be,
But Thine shall be the praise;
And unto Thee will I devote
The remnant of my days.
Track Name: Wen & Casey Reagan - FLEE AS A BIRD (Flee as a bird to your mountain)
Flee as a bird to your mountain
Thou who art weary of sin
Go to the clear, flowing fountain
Where you may wash and be clean
Fly, for th'avenger is near thee
Call, and the Savior will hear thee
He on His bosom will bear thee
Thou who art weary of sin
O thou who art weary of sin

He is the bountiful Giver
Now unto Him draw near
Peace then shall flow like a river
Thou shalt be saved from they fear
Haste, then, the hours are flying
Spend not the moments in sighing
Cease from your sorrow and crying
The Savior will wipe every tear
The Savior will wipe every teaf

Come, then, to Jesus, thy Savior
He will redeem thee from sin
Blest with a sense of His favor
Make thee all-glorious within
Call, for the Savior is near thee
Waiting in mercy to hear thee
He by His presence will cheer thee
O thou who art weary of sin
O thou who art weary of sin
Track Name: Wilder Adkins - PASSING AWAY (And must I be to judgment brought)
And must I be to judgment brought,
And answer in that day
For ev’ry vain and idle thought
And ev’ry word I say?


We are passing away,
To that great judgment day.

Yes ev’ry secret of my heart
Shall shortly be made known;
And I receive my just desert
For all that I have done.


How careful, then, ought I to be;
With what religious fear,
Who such a strict account must give
For my behavior here.

Track Name: Emily Titus & Paul van der Bijl - WEDLOCK (God is my Strong Salvation)
God is my strong salvation,
What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation,
My light, my help is near:
Though hosts encamp around me,
Firm to the fight I stand:
What terror can confound me,
With God at my right hand?

Place on the Lord reliance,
My soul, with courage wait;
His truth be thine affiance,
When faint and desolate:
His might thine heart shall strengthen,
His love thy joy increase;
Mercy thy days shall lengthen,
"The Lord will give thee peace."

In heavenly love abiding,
no change my heart shall fear;
and safe is such confiding,
for nothing changes here:
the storm may roar without me,
my heart may low be laid;
but God is round about me,
and can I be dismayed?

Wherever he may guide me,
no want shall turn me back;
my Shepherd is beside me,
and nothing can I lack:
his wisdom ever waketh,
his sight is never dim,
he knows the way he taketh,
and I will walk with him.

Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854
Track Name: Daniel Justice Snoke - ANTIOCH (I know that my Redeemer lives)
I know that my Redeemer lives,
Glory, Hallelujah!
What comfort this sweet sentence gives,
Glory, Hallelujah!


Shout on, pray on, we’re gaining ground,
Glory Hallelujah!
The dead’s alive, and the lost is found,
Glory Hallelujah!

He lives to bless me with His love;
Glory Hallelujah!
He lives to plead my cause above;
Glory Hallelujah!


He lives to crush the fiends of hell;
Glory Hallelujah!
He lives and doth within me dwell;
Glory Hallelujah!

Track Name: Bruce Benedict - THE GOLDEN HARP (Farewell, Vain World)
Farewell, vain world, I’m going home
To play on the Golden Harp.
My Savior smiles and bids me come
To play on the Golden Harp.


I want to be where Jesus is,
To play on the Golden Harp.

Sweet angels beckon me away
To play on the Golden Harp.
To sing God’s praise in endless day
To play on the Golden Harp.

Track Name: Green Carpet Players - HOLY MANNA (Praise the Savior)
1 Praise the Savior, now and ever;
praise him, all beneath the skies;
self denying, suffering, dying,
on the cross a sacrifice.
Victory gaining, life obtaining,
now in glory he doth rise!

2 Our work faileth, Christ's availeth;
he is all our righteousness.
He, our Savior, has forever
set us free from dire distress.
Through his merit we inherit
light and peace and happiness.

3 Sin's bonds severed, we're delivered;
Christ has crushed the serpent's head.
Death no longer is the stronger;
hell itself is captive led.
Christ has risen from death's prison;
o'er the tomb he light has shed.

4 For his favor, praise forever
unto God the Father sing.
Praise the Savior, praise him ever,
Son of God, our Lord and King.
Praise the Spirit; through Christ's merit
he doth us salvation bring.
Track Name: Holy City Hymns - RESTORATION (Come, ye sinners)
Verse 1:
Come, ye sinners, poor and needy
Weak and wounded, sick and sore
Jesus ready stands to save you
Full of pity, love and power

Verse 2:
Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

Verse 3:
Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better,
You will never come at all.

Verse 4:
Lo! th’incarnate God ascended,
Pleads the merit of His blood:
Venture on Him, venture wholly,
Let no other trust intrude.
Track Name: Hazelwood - JEFFERSON (Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken)
Glorious things of Thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He whose word can ne’er be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.


On the Rock of Ages founded,
Who can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.

’Round her habitation hov’ring,
See the cloud and fire appear,
For a glory and a cov’ring,
Showing that the Lord is near.

Track Name: Lauren Hofer & Wendell Kimbrough - RESIGNATION (My Shepherd will supply my need)
1. My Shepherd will supply my need:
Jehovah is His Name;
In pastures fresh He makes me feed,
Beside the living stream.
He brings my wandering spirit back
When I forsake His ways,
And leads me, for His mercy’s sake,
In paths of truth and grace.

2. When I walk through the shades of death
Thy presence is my stay;
A word of Thy supporting breath
Drives all my fears away.
Thy hand, in sight of all my foes,
Doth still my table spread;
My cup with blessings overflows,
Thine oil anoints my head.

3. The sure provisions of my God
Attend me all my days;
O may Thy house be my abode,
And all my work be praise.
There would I find a settled rest,
While others go and come;
No more a stranger, nor a guest,
But like a child at home.
Track Name: Paul van der Bijl - AFRICA (Now shall my inward joys arise)
Now shall my inward joys arise,
And burst into a song;
Almighty love inspires my heart,
And pleasure tunes my tongue.

God, on His thirsty Zion’s hill,
Some mercy drops has thrown;
And solemn oaths have bound His love
To show’r salvation down.

Why do we then indulge our fears,
Suspicions and complaints?
Is He a God, and shall His grace
Grow weary of His saints?
Track Name: Greg Scheer - DETROIT (Do not I love Thee, Oh my Lord?)
Do not I love Thee, Oh my Lord?
Behold my heart, and see,
And turn each cursed idol out,
That dares to rival Thee.

Do not I love Thee from my soul?
Then let me nothing love;
Dead be my heart to ev’ry joy
When Jesus cannot move.

Thou know’st I love Thee, dearest Lord,
But Oh I long to soar
Far from the sphere of mortal joys,
And learn to love Thee more.
Track Name: Andy Bast - SINNER'S FRIENDS (He dies! The friend of sinners dies!)
He dies! The friend of sinners dies!
And He died on the cross for sinners,
Lo! Salem’s daughters weep around!
And He died on the cross for sinners.
Track Name: Bruce Benedict - NORTH PORT (Jesus, my all, to heaven has gone)
Jesus, my all to heav’n is gone,
Glory Hallelujah;
He whom I fix my hopes upon!
Glory Hallelujah!


I want a seat in Paradise,
Glory Hallelujah!
I love that union never dies,
Glory Hallelujah!

His track I see and I’ll pursue,
Glory Hallelujah;
The narrow way till Him I view,
Glory Hallelujah!


Lo! glad I come and Thou, dear Lamb,
Glory Hallelujah;
Shalt take me to Thee as I am,
Glory, Hallelujah!

Track Name: Gregory Wilbur - DISTRESS (Blest is the man)
1 Blest is the man, forever blest,
Whose guilt is pardoned by his God,
Whose sins with sorrow are confessed
And covered with his Savior's blood.

2 Blest is the man to whom the Lord
Imputes not his iniquities;
He pleads no merit of reward
And not on works but grace relies.

3 From guile his heart and lips are free;
His humble joy, his holy fear,
With deep repentance well agree
And join to prove his faith sincere.

4 How glorious is that righteousness
That hides and cancels all his sins,
While bright the evidence of grace
Thro' all his life appears and shines!
Track Name: Bruce Benedict - POLAND (To God I made my sorrows known)
Psalm 142
To God I made my sorrows known,
From God I sought relief;
In long complaints before his throne
I poured out all my grief.

Then did I raise a louder cry,
And called thy mercy near,-
"Thou art my portion when I die;
Be thou my refuge here."

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