[God is always near me] (Bliss)

[God is always near me] (Bliss)

Composer: P. P. Bliss
Published in 8 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: [God is always near me] (Bliss)
Composer: P. P. Bliss
Incipit: 51765 34654 35511
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #1780
Text: God Is Always Near Me
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The Cyber Hymnal #1780


The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #82

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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