O nur als Wassentr'ger stehe ich hier, Wartend

O nur als Wassentr'ger stehe ich hier, Wartend

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Published in 2 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 >

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First Line: O nur als Wassentr'ger stehe ich hier, Wartend
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Hoert ihr das Feldeschrei

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