To Die is Gain

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1 "To die is gain,"
All earthly cares forsaking;
From toil and pain,
To endless joy awaiting:
To die is gain.

2 "To die is gain,"
My weary soul home bringing;
O'er heavenly plain
Sweet angle voices ringing:
To die is gain.

3 "To die is gain,"
From strife and sin to sever,
With Christ to reign,
For ever, oh, for ever;
To die is gain.

Source: Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #271

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 >

Text Information

First Line: "To die is gain"
Title: To Die is Gain
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #271


Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #271

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