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Once for All

Representative Text

1 Free from the law, O happy condition,
Jesus hath bled, and there is remission;
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,
Grace hath redeemed us once for all.

Chorus:
Once for all, O sinner, receive it,
Once for all, O friend, now believe it;
Cling to the cross, the burden will fall,
Christ hath redeemed us once for all.

2 Now we are free, there's no condemnation,
Jesus provides a perfect salvation;
"Come unto Me," O hear His sweet call,
Come, and He saves us once for all. [Chorus]

"Children of God," O glorious calling,
Surely His grace will keep us from falling;
Passing from death to life at His call,
Blessed salvation once for all. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #472

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: Free from the law, O happy condition
Title: Once for All
Author: P. P. Bliss
Meter: 10.10.9.8 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Once for all, O, sinner, receive it
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #332
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #1610
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #332

TextPage Scan

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #472

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #255

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #346

Hymns of the Christian Life #542

Page Scan

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #274

Rejoice Hymns #371

Page Scan

Sacred Selections for the Church #552

Audio

Small Church Music #667

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #264

The Christian Life Hymnal #285

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1610

Include 82 pre-1979 instances
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