[Brightly beams our Father's mercy]

[Brightly beams our Father's mercy]

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1871)
Published in 139 hymnals

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Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1871)
Incipit: 56532 17666 21712
Key: B♭ Major
Source: The Charm, 1871
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #904
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3661
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The Cyber Hymnal #3661


The Cyber Hymnal #8442

The New National Baptist Hymnal #257


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ترانيم الإيمان #351

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #418

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