Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church

Lloyd's Book Singing

Some congregations in the South sing from the hymnal Primitive Hymns compiled by Benjamin Lloyd.  The tunes are passed by oral tradition and vary from place to place, to some extent.

Mars Hill PBC is a thriving church in Hoboken, Georgia, a town with deep roots in Sacred Harp singing.  The Mars Hill congregation sings from the Lloyd's hymnal, using traditional tunes and harmonization.  These recordings are from the singing after the all-day singing from the Cooper edition of the Sacred Harp at the elementary school in Hoboken.