Edwin Theophilus Pound (1833-1919) was born in Hancock County, Georgia, grew up in Talbot County, and settled in what is now Lamar County. He was a merchant, became a judge, and was on the board of trustees for Gordon Institute. He was founder and editor of the Barnesville Gazette, published a musical journal called “Musical Tidings,” and published music books He was very active as a musician– a composer, teacher, and singing school leader. He was a pupil and close associate of B. F. White. He was a part of The Southern Musical Convention and contributor to the second revision of “The Sacred Harp” in 1858-1859. He was eventually president of the association and promoted systems of notation other than the standard 4-note shape system. He wrote or compiled a number of sacred and secular song books and wrote “The Vocal Triad: Embracing Three Systems of Musical Notation.” He died in his daughter’s home at Shellman, Georgia.
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.