[The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin] (Bliss)

[The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin] (Bliss)

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1875)
Published in 86 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: [The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin] (Bliss)
Composer: P. P. Bliss (1875)
Meter: 11.8.11.8 with refrain
Incipit: 51233 21212 33555
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #993
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4109
Text: The Light of the World Is Jesus
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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50 Uncommon Songs #35

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #993

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #534

Himnos de la Iglesia #196

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Hymns of Faith #193

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #287

Rejoice Hymns #267

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Sing Joyfully #373

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Small Church Music #1633

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #262

The Christian Life Hymnal #542

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The Cyber Hymnal #4109

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #476

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ترانيم الإيمان #88

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نظم المرامير #340

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生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #179

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