And he came to Bethany

There is love, true love, and the heart grows

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [There is love, true love, and the heart grows warm]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is love, true love, and the heart grows warm,
When the Lord to Bethany comes,
And the word of life has a wondrous charm,
When the Lord to Bethany comes.

Refrain:
’Twas a happy, happy day in the olden time,
When the Lord to Bethany came.
Open wide the door, let Him enter now,
For His love is ever the same;
His love is ever the same,
His love is ever the same.
Open wide the door, let Him enter now,
For His love is ever the same.

2 There is joy, glad joy, and a feast is spread,
When the Lord to Bethany comes,
For His heavenly voice brings to life the dead,
When the Lord to Bethany comes. [Refrain]

3 There is peace, sweet peace, and the life grows calm,
When the Lord to Bethany comes,
And the trusting soul sings a sweet, soft psalm,
When the Lord to Bethany comes. [Refrain]

4 There is faith, strong faith, and our home seems near,
When the Lord to Bethany comes,
And the crown more bright, and the cross more dear,
When the Lord to Bethany comes. [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10436

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: There is love, true love, and the heart grows
Title: And he came to Bethany
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: 'Twas a happy, happy day in the olden time

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The Cyber Hymnal #10436
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10436

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