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Between me and my Savior

Between me and my Savior

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [Between me and my Savior]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Between me and my Savior
Three mighty mountains rose,
That all my way and ever
My coming did oppose;
And darkness gathered round me,
The light was growing dim,
Until my Savior found me,
And now I rest in Him.

2 I waited for a feeling,
Some new mysterious power,
A heavenly light revealing
My heart as ne’er before;
The mountain dark and gloomy
Concealed a loving Lord,
Until His voice came to me—
"My child, believe My Word."

3 I waited for a fitness,
To pray would be a sin!
My past life bore the witness
How vile my heart had been:
This mountain crushed my spirit,
Till God deliverance gave—
'’Twas sinners without merit
That Jesus came to save."

4 And then my fear of failing
Of hopes indulged in vain,
Of efforts unavailing
Eternal life to gain:
This mountain rose before me,
I called for help divine;
Said Jesus, "Dost thou love Me?
Then rest thy life in Mine."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9632

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. ... Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Between me and my Savior
Author: P. P. Bliss

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9632
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9632

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