[Sowing the seed by the daylight fair] (Bliss)

[Sowing the seed by the daylight fair] (Bliss)

Composer: P. P. Bliss
Published in 44 hymnals

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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: [Sowing the seed by the daylight fair] (Bliss)
Composer: P. P. Bliss
Incipit: 34453 11777 66655
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7656
Text: What Shall the Harvest Be?
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Small Church Music #6842
Text: O! miainga, miasa izao (O! Stand up and work now)
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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #308

Sacred Selections for the Church #509


Small Church Music #6842


The Cyber Hymnal #7656

Include 40 pre-1979 instances
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