Wünschen, Hoffen, Willen

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 >

Translator: W. Appel

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First Line: Lang' irrt' ich im Dunkel der Sünder umher
Title: Wünschen, Hoffen, Willen
English Title: Wishing, Hoping, Knowing
Author: P. P. Bliss
Translator: W. Appel
Language: German
Refrain First Line: O wär' er doch mein auch
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #222

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