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

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 >

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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 #271

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Sacred Songs and Solos #271

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