[Man of Sorrows, what a name]

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: [Man of Sorrows, what a name]
Composer: P. P. Bliss (1875)
Meter: 7.7.7.8
Incipit: 55531 17665 17655
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

"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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Notes

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

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 28
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    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2006) pp. 70
  • Hymns for Praise and Worship: Piano/Guitar/Vocal Edition
    Composer/Editor Ken Barker
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2002) pp. 28
  • More Hymns Re-Harmonized 50 Favorites: Creative Chords for the Church Accompanist
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2001) pp. 38
  • The Baptist Hymnal Organ Supplement II
    Composer/Editor Sharron Lyon
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1997) pp. 40
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 38
  • The Church's One Foundation: Free Organ Accompaniments
    Composer/Editor George Drumwright
    Published By: Broadman Press (1981) pp. 8

Piano Solo

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    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; James Koerts
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2019) pp. 34
  • Keyboard Worship & Praise Volume 11 Number 4 Easter 2018: The Best of Christian Music for Today's Church
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Mark Hayes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2018) pp. 20
  • Hymn Miniatures for Piano
    Composer/Editor John Carter
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2016) pp. 19
  • Light of the World Hymn Heritage Series: The Timeless Gospel Songs of Philip P. Bliss for Piano Solo
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 32
  • 20 Contemporary Hymn Favorites for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor John E. Coates
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2006) pp. 84
  • Piano Preludes
    Composer/Editor Gina Y. Sprunger
    Published By: SoundForth (2006) pp. 11
  • What Can I Play on Sunday? Book 2: March & April Services: 10 Easily Prepared Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Cindy Berry
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2006) pp. 22
  • Worship Suites: Incidental Music for Service and Sacrament
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 25
  • 33 Contemporary Hymns for Solo Piano: Yesterday's Songs for Today's Worship
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bill Wolaver
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2003) pp. 22
  • Sunday Morning Blend: 25 Solo Keyboard Medleys for Contemporary Worship Volume 1: Hymns plus Praise & Worship Songs Includes Chord Symbols
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2000) pp. 80
  • An Anthology of Sacred Piano Arrangements Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Lenny Seidel
    Published By: Grace Unlimited Ministries (Springfield, VA) (1998) pp. 35
  • An Anthology of Sacred Piano Arrangements Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Lenny Seidel
    Published By: Grace Unlimited Publications (1998) pp. 35
  • Hymnproviser: Preludes & Congregational Accompaniments
    Composer/Editors Shelly Hamilton; Flora Jean Garlock
    Published By: Majesty Music (1995) pp. 2
  • Lenten and Easter Favorites: For the Piano
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 23
  • Flexible Communion Music: For Piano
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1991) pp. 8
  • PedalPoint Volume 10 Number 2 January February March 1991: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Steve Littlefield
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1991) pp. 21
  • Offertories for Piano
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 44
  • The Church Pianist Volume 5 Number 4 March 1989: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 12
  • 20 Piano Hymns Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Lari Goss
    Published By: Stamps-Baxter Music (1988) pp. 16
  • Hallelujah, What A Savior!: An Original Sacred Piano Arrangement
    Composer/Editor Lenny Seidel
    Published By: Grace Unlimited Ministries (Springfield, VA) (1987) pp. 1
  • The Church Pianist Volume 1 Number 4 March 1985: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1985) pp. 22
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 38
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 38
  • Hymns and Classics: Arrangements for the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1982) pp. 5
  • Let's Enjoy God Together: And Other Favorite Piano Solos by Tedd Smith
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1982) pp. 30
  • Piano Hymnscriptions: Familiar Hymns and Sacred Songs: Books 1 and 2 Combined
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1954) pp. 56

Organ Solo

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    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 14
  • 9 New Sounds for Old Favorites: Postludes
    Composer/Editor Beverly E. Blessing
    Published By: Deerfield Publishing (1997) pp. 7
  • How Great Our Savior!: Hymns of Atonement for Organ
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1997) pp. 22
  • The Sacred Organ Folio No. 39
    Composer/Editor Thomas Chesterton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 24
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 23 Number 4 March 1989: A Bi-monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Howard Wells; Thomas Chesterton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 24
  • More Love to Thee, O Christ: For the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Mary McDonald
    Published By: Broadman Press (1983) pp. 18
  • The Easter Organist: Suitable for preludes, offertories and specials
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; Norman Johnson
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1967) pp. 2

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Sacred Classics 4 Hands 1 Piano
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1974) pp. 22

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Seasons: Piano-Organ Duets for Special Occasions
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1995) pp. 3
  • PedalPoint Volume 12 Number 3 April May June 1993: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Don Phillips
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1993) pp. 7

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