[O to be nothing, nothing] (Halls)

[O to be nothing, nothing] (Halls)

Composer: R. George Halls; Arranger: Philip Paul Bliss
Published in 7 hymnals

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Composer: R. George Halls

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Arranger: 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. 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: R. George Halls
Arranger: Philip Paul Bliss
Incipit: 543U1 D7765 65653 25543
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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Text: Oh, to Be Nothing
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