[Free from the law, O happy condition]

[Free from the law, O happy condition]

Composer: P. P. Bliss
Published in 76 hymnals

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Composer: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Free from the law, O happy condition]
Composer: P. P. Bliss
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 13653 32132 21246
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Piano Solo

  • Living for Jesus: Advanced Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonham
    Published By: SoundForth (2001) pp. 10

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Spirit of the Living God: Organ-Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Gaye Sikes
    Published By: Broadman Press (1985) pp. 24


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #332
Text: Free from the Law, O Happy Condition
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #168
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1610
Text: Free from the Law
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #332

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #472


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #168

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #255

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #313

Himnos de la Iglesia #190

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Hymns of Faith #346

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #159

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #274

Rejoice Hymns #371

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Sacred Selections for the Church #552


Small Church Music #667

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #264

The Christian Life Hymnal #285


The Cyber Hymnal #1610

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Worship and Service Hymnal #187

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