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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. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1873)
Incipit: 55535 6(U1D 7)655 55355
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


I Gave My Life for Thee

Thy life was given for me

Thy life was given for me!
Thy blood, O Lord, was shed
That I might ransomed be,
And quickened from the dead.
Thy life was given for me:
What have I given for Thee?

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #606
Text: I Gave My Life for Thee
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #417
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10393
Text: How Can A Sinner Know?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10538
Text: I Give My Life For Thee
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11521
Text: He Loved Me
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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African American Heritage Hymnal #233TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #484
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #606TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #174TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #345TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #417ScoreAudio
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #124
Hymns of Faith #417Text
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #436
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #110
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #353a
Rejoice Hymns #420
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #297
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #400
Small Church Music #1390Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #7
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #675TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #10393TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10538TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11521TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #453Text
The New National Baptist Hymnal #82
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #126
Include 76 pre-1979 instances