I will sing of my Redeemer
I will sing of my Redeemer. Philip P. Bliss* (1838-1876).
This hymn was found in manuscript in Bliss’s trunk following the tragic death of himself and his wife in the train crash near Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1876. It was published in Welcome Tidings, A New Collection of Sacred Songs for the Sunday School... embracing new hymns and music by P.P. Bliss (New York and Cincinnati, 1877), edited by Robert Lowry*, William Howard Doane*, and Ira D. Sankey*. It was included in subsequent editions of Sankey’s Sacred Songs and Solos, with a tune by James McGranahan*, who succeeded Bliss as song-writer for the evangelistic campaigns of Daniel Webster Whittle*. It is characteristic of the work of both...
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