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Blessed Are They That Do

Hear the words our Savior hath spoken

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Hear the words our Savior hath spoken] (Bliss)
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the words our Saviour hath spoken,
Words of life, unfailing and true;
Careless one, prayerless one, hear and remember,
Jesus says, "Blessed are they that do."

Blessed are they that do his commandments,
Blessed are they, blessed are they;
Blessed are they that do his commandments,
Blessed, blessed, blessed are they.

2 All in vain we hear his commandments,
All in vain his promises, too;
Hearing them, fearing them, never can save us,
Blessed, O blessed are they that do. [Chorus]

3 They with joy may enter the city,
Free from sin, from sorrow and strife,
Sanctified, glorified, now and forever,
They may have right to the tree of life. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #55

Author: Philip 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: Hear the words our Savior hath spoken
Title: Blessed Are They That Do
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed are they that do His commandments
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10335
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The Cyber Hymnal #10335

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