Sing, my soul, from bondage free

Sing, my soul, from bondage free

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Sing, my soul, from bondage free]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Sing, my soul from bondage free,
Israel’s God thy God will be;
In the dark and foamy sea
Pharaoh’s host shall buried be.

Sing, my soul, from bondage free;
Israel’s God thy God will be.

2 “Sweets of sin”—delusive dream!
Burning thirst and poisonous stream;
Found of Life thy streams outpour,
Let me drink and thirst no more. [Refrain]

3 Fainting on the desert way,
For my “daily bread” I pray;
Bread of Life, thy Life I need,
Let me ever on thee feed. [Refrain]

4 When the enemy is nigh,
Lord, to thee, to thee I cry;
Save me in the trying hour,
Save my soul from Satan’s power. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #27

Author: Philip 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 >

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First Line: Sing, my soul, from bondage free
Author: Philip P. Bliss