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[If you cannot cross the ocean] (Bliss)

[If you cannot cross the ocean] (Bliss)

Composer: Philip Paul Bliss (1871)
Published in 1 hymnal


Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Philip Paul 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: Philip Paul Bliss (1871)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 333(2 )3543 2111( D7)U1
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10732
Text: What Can I Do?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
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