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[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 64 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. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: P. P. Bliss (1875)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 5U123 32121 23355 55332
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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 (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #35TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #547
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #993ScoreAudio
Himnos de la Iglesia #196
Hymns of Faith #193TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #287Page Scan
Rejoice Hymns #267
Sing Joyfully #373TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1633Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #262
The Cyber Hymnal #4109TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #476TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #179Text
Include 51 pre-1979 instances