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

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

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

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