[With harps and with viols, there stand a great throng]

[With harps and with viols, there stand a great throng]

Composer: P. P. Bliss
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
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. 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
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 3(4)5 56(7) U1D6( 7)1D7
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #4532
Text: The New Song (Pierson)
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #493Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4532TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #547TextPage Scan
Include 7 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us