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[Man of Sorrows, what a name]

[Man of Sorrows, what a name]

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1875)
Published in 118 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 (1875)
Incipit: 5553U 11D76 65U1D 76555
Key: C Major


"Man of Sorrows," What a Name

Man of sorrows what a name
for the Son of God, who came
ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

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HALLELUJAH! WHAT A SAVIOR, composed by Bliss, is sometimes called GETHSEMANE. This strong tune is characterized by repeated tones and by rhythmic interest in the final phrase. Sing stanzas 1-4 in harmony in fairly strict rhythm. Sing stanza 5 in unison with some rhythmic freedom on the final phrase. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #175
Text: "Man of Sorrows," What a Name
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #56
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2123
Text: Hallelujah! What a Savior
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #482
Text: Man of Sorrows--What a Name
The United Methodist Hymnal #165
Text: Hallelujah! What a Savior
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #301
Text: Hallelujah! What a Savior!


Instances (1 - 34 of 34)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #84
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #175TextFlexscoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #242Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #188Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #56ScoreAudio
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #439TextPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #114
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #117
Hymnal: A Worship Book #258
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #228
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #130Text
Hymns of Faith #147TextPage Scan
Hymns to the Living God #151TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #170TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #40
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #165
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #482Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #286
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #70Text
Sing Joyfully #283TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #361
Small Church Music #169Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #170
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #311TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #178
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #220
The Cyber Hymnal #2123TextScore
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #175TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #165TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #226TextFlexscorePage Scan
Timeless Truths #699Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #246TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #301TextScoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #130
Include 84 pre-1979 instances
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