Spirit divine, Spirit divine, Be thou the day star

Spirit divine, Spirit divine, Be thou the day star

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Spirit Divine! Spirit Divine]
Published in 3 hymnals

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: Spirit divine, Spirit divine, Be thou the day star
Author: Philip P. Bliss

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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #542
Sunshine for Sunday Schools #d94
Welcome Tidings: a new collection of sacred songs for the Sunday School #125bPage Scan



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