The Hymns of Peoples Temple

The following listing is of sermons which features music from Peoples Temple services in California, mainly between 1973 and 1976. Several of these transcripts include the lyrics — especially if the lyrics have been altered — of standard hymns. The singers range from the Peoples Temple choir, to the full congregation, to a soloist (oftentimes Jim Jones himself). This listing does include a number of tapes in which there is no singing at all, but rather, a discussion of the hymns and how they have been received.

In general, the best way to find the place(s) in each transcript for the music is to do a search on the page for “sings,” “singing,” or “singers.”

The full content analysis of these hymns will be conducted at a later date.

Q 162 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27350

Q 218 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=93599 (Amazing Grace – altered?)

Q 233 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27386 (single song)

Q 356 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27431

Q 357 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27432

Q 436 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27460

Q 454 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27463

Q 497 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=114187

Q 597 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27482

Q 648 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27518

Q 705 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=77972

Q 897 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27609

Q 919 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27611 (songs may not be recognizable)

Q 920 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=62822

Q 921 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27613

Q 923 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=85629

Q 926 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=62889

Q 939 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=66804

Q 945 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=85643

Q 951 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27623 (songs may not be recognizable)

Q 953 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27625

Q 956 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27627

Q 962 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=60680

Q 964 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=77977

Q 966 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=60695

Q 969 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=68784 (We Shall Overcome)

Q 972 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=60712

Q 974 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27630

Q 978 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27631

Q 987 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63129

Q 1015 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=78014

Q 1015a https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27302

Q 1016 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63160

Q 1018 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27304 (songs may not be recognizable)

Q 1021 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27307 (commentary on “Imagine” and :”Blowing in the Wind”

Q 1022 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27308

Q 1023 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27309 (songs may not be recognizable)

Q 1024 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63243

Q 1025 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27311 (songs may not be recognizable)

Q 1027 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=29172 (reference to a song)

Q 1032 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27315 (single reference)

Q 1053-1 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63327

Q 1054-2 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=85664

Q 1054-3 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27320

Q 1055-1 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=29169 (Apparently just “He’s Able”)

Q 1055-2 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=29173 (May be popular song, by Tennessee ernie Ford

Q 1056-4 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27324 (example of changed lyric, from My Lord to Your God

Q 1057-3 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63401 (old ship of Zion)

Q 1057-4 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27327

Q 1057-5 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27328 all of God’s children got shoes

Q 1058-2 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27329

Q 1059-1 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27331

Q 1059-2 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27332 (songs may not be recognizable)

Q 1059-3 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63560

Q 1059-5 https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27335

Originally posted on February 21st, 2021.

Last modified on May 16th, 2022.
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