[Standing by a purpose true]

[Standing by a purpose true]

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1873)
Published in 48 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 (1873)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 33215 11232 53444
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #819
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1157
Text: Dare To Be a Daniel
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #3
Text: Dare to Be a Daniel
  • Dare_to_Be_a_Daniel.pdf (PDF)
  • Dare_to_Be_a_Daniel.xml (XML)


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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #819ScoreAudio
Rejoice Hymns #668
Small Church Music #2728Audio
Songs for Life #104TextPage Scan
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #309
The Cyber Hymnal #1157TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #417
Timeless Truths #3TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #579TextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #71TextAudio
Include 38 pre-1979 instances
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