God of wisdom, hear my cry

God of wisdom, hear my cry

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Philip 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. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God of wisdom, hear my cry
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: By the water of thy word

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Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Heart and Voice #d44
Heart and Voice: a New Collection of Sunday School Songs #d44
Pure Delight #d28
Welcome Tidings: a new collection of sacred songs for the Sunday School #114Page Scan
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