[Brightly beams our Father's mercy]

[Brightly beams our Father's mercy]

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1871)
Published in 172 hymnals

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Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Title: [Brightly beams our Father's mercy]
Composer: P. P. Bliss (1871)
Incipit: 56532 17666 21712
Key: B♭ Major
Source: The Charm, 1871
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Cyber Hymnal #3661


The Cyber Hymnal #8442

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The New National Baptist Hymnal #257

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Timeless Truths #59

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ترانيم الإيمان #351

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #418

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