[Standing by a purpose true]

[Standing by a purpose true]

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1873)
Published in 48 hymnals


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Audio files: MIDI, Recording

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: 7.5.7.6 with refrain
Incipit: 33215 11232 53444
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

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)

Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #819

Rejoice Hymns #668

Audio

Small Church Music #2728

TextPage Scan

Songs for Life #104

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #309

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1157

The New National Baptist Hymnal #417

TextScoreAudio

Timeless Truths #3

TextPage Scan

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #579

TextAudio

TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #71

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