RUGGLES

RUGGLES

Composer: Philip Paul Bliss (1876)
Published in 1 hymnal


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Composer: Philip Paul 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

Composer: Philip Paul Bliss (1876)
Meter: 11.8.11.9
Incipit: 55433 23465 43517
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

O Short Was His Slumber

O short was His slumber; He woke from the dust,
The Savior death&#;s chain could not hold;
And short, since He rose, is the sleep of the just;
They shall wake, and His glory behold.

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The Cyber Hymnal #5303
Text: O Short Was His Slumber
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