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WORDS OF LIFE (Bliss)

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: WORDS OF LIFE (Bliss)
Composer: P. P. Bliss (1874)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.6.6 with refrain
Incipit: 33343 32252 23215
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations: Piano Duet One Piano

  • The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000) pp. 186

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • More Hymns for Praise & Worship: Piano/Guitar/Vocal Edition
    Composer/Editor Sarah J. Huffman
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2012) pp. 101
  • Hymns Re-Harmonized Piano Solo Keepsake Edition: Creative Chords for the Church Accompanist - 110 Favorites with Chord Symbols and Modulation Charts!
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2006) pp. 232
  • More Hymns Re-Harmonized 50 Favorites: Creative Chords for the Church Accompanist
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2001) pp. 110
  • PedalPoint Summer 1999 Volume 18 Number 4: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Thearon Landrum
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1999) pp. 13
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness: Congregational Solos with Piano Accompaniment
    Composer/Editor Mark Edwards
    Published By: Broadman Press (1987) pp. 36
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 124

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations: Piano

  • Piano and People Volume Two: Piano Hymn Accompaniment for Congregational Singing
    Composer/Editor Jack Taylor
    Published By: Stamps-Baxter Music (1984) pp. 34

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist Volume 32 Number 5 May June 2016: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Anthony Giamanco
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 13
  • Gospel Gold: Timeless Songs of Faith
    Composer/Editors Mary McDonald; Olive Nelson Russell
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2015) pp. 20
  • High King of Heaven!: Hymns Exalting the Christ
    Composer/Editor Patti Drennan
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2015) pp. 46
  • Keyboard Worship & Praise Volume 8 Number 3 Winter 2015: The Best of Christian Music for Today's Church
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Mark Kellner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 12
  • Playing for Church: Intermediate
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; Charise Webster
    Published By: North Valley Publications (2014) pp. 32
  • Love Lifted Me: Gospel Favorites for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2013) pp. 39
  • Keyboard Worship & Praise Volume 4 Number 1 October November December 2010: The Best of Christian Music for Today's Church
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 26
  • Amazing Love!: Today's Songs and Enduring Hymns for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Cindy Berry
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2008) pp. 8
  • Solos for Sermons: 36 Topical Arrangements for Church Pianists
    Composer/Editor Craig Curry
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2008) pp. 8
  • 33 Contemporary Hymns for Solo Piano Volume 2
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bill Wolaver
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2007) pp. 41
  • Piano Preludes
    Composer/Editor Gina Y. Sprunger
    Published By: SoundForth (2006) pp. 39
  • Worship Suites: Incidental Music for Service and Sacrament
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 28
  • Classic Gospel: 10 Master Pieces for Solo Piano - The Artist Series
    Composer/Editor Larry Dalton
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2004) pp. 26
  • Fingerprints of Faith: Hymn Settings for Piano
    Composer/Editor Jolene Boyd
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 8
  • Composer/Editor Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2003) pp. 22
  • Sunday Morning Blend: 25 Solo Keyboard Medleys for Contemporary Worship Volume 2: Hymns plus Praise & Worship Songs Includes Chord Symbols
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2002) pp. 44
  • Composer/Editors Jeff Bennett; Marilyn White
    Published By: Monarch Music (2001) pp. 24
  • Classic Hymns and New Songs for Worship
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (2000) pp. 14
  • Creative Keyboard's Complete Church Pianist: Hymn Arrangements for Every Occasion
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Creative Keyboard Publications (2000) pp. 93
  • Enduring Praise: Traditional Hymns for the Piano Soloist
    Composer/Editor Lloyd A. Larson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2000) pp. 36
  • Outside the Lines: Sacred Standards - Smooth Jazz Style
    Composer/Editor David Hamilton
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 10
  • The Church Pianist Volume 15 Number 6 July August 1999: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1999) pp. 25
  • Exalted on High: Worship Medleys for Piano
    Composer/Editor Bruce Greer
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 40
  • Gospel Time for Piano Volume 2
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Wally Mayo
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997) pp. 24
  • Praise Hymns for the Classical Pianist
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1997) pp. 16
  • Solitude: Hymn Meditations for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Jay Rouse
    Published By: PraiseGathering Music (1997) pp. 42
  • The Master's Touch: A Treasury for the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Wayne Harrison Carr
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1996) pp. 67
  • Classical Hymns: Piano Arrangements by Cindy Berry
    Composer/Editor Cindy Berry
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1995) pp. 31
  • Lord, We Praise You: Hymns and Praise Songs Arranged for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Jeff Bennett
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1995) pp. 22
  • The Church Pianist Volume 12 Number 1 September October 1995: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1995) pp. 31
  • The Sacred Collection: Bradley's Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Richard Bradley
    Published By: Bradley Publications (1995) pp. 22
  • The Solid Rock: Foundational Standards for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Michael Cox
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1995) pp. 47
  • Favorite Hymn Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 10
  • The Best of Piano Quiet Time Series: Inspirational Piano Arrangements for Moments of Devotion
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 19
  • The Church Pianist Volume 11 Number 1 September October 1994: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Wally Mayo
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 26
  • All Loves Excelling: Ten Hymn Arrangements for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Michael T. Smith
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1991) pp. 16
  • Eight Piano Offertories
    Composer/Editor James Pethel
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1991) pp. 6
  • Abide with Me: For Piano
    Composer/Editor Michael Cox
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1990) pp. 38
  • PedalPoint Volume 8 Number 2 January February March 1989: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Michael Costa
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1989) pp. 20
  • Rhapsodies: 12 Concert Arrangements for the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Kevin Eubanks
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1987) pp. 78
  • An Offering of Praise
    Composer/Editor Lura Keiter
    Published By: John T. Benson Publishing Company (1986) pp. 38
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 124
  • Mel Bay Presents Piano Praise!: 12 Outstanding Piano Solos on Sacred Favorites
    Composer/Editor Darrell V. Archer
    Published By: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (1984) pp. 24
  • Hymn Stylings for he Church Pianist Book Two
    Composer/Editor Wendell K. Babcock
    Published By: The Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music (1974) pp. 14
  • Hymn Stylings for the Church Pianist: Book Two
    Composer/Editor Wendell K. Babcock
    Published By: The Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music (1974) pp. 14
  • Inspiration from the Piano: Songs of Praise and Adoration Arranged with a Contemporary Touch
    Composer/Editor David Miller Williams
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1973) pp. 24
  • Piano Quiet Time Volume 1: Devotional Improvisation for Moments of Meditation
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: John T. Benson Publishing Company (1973) pp. 12
  • Gospel Piano Profiles: A Collection of Inspirational Piano Transcriptions
    Composer/Editor Marian Talley
    Published By: Schaum Publications, Inc. (1972) pp. 14
  • Piano Arrangements by Tedd Smith Volume Two: Pianist for the Billy Graham Crusades
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Walfred Publishing Co. (1964) pp. 14
  • Rudy Atwood Piano Arrangements Vol. 3
    Composer/Editor Rudy Atwood
    Published By: Alma Records, Inc. (1964) pp. 4
  • Sacred Classics Book Two: In Hymn Interpretations for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Henrietta Eleanor Fruen
    Published By: Biola Book Room (1941) pp. 24

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Begin the Song of Praise!: Colorful Sacred Duets for Organ & Piano
    Composer/Editor Marilyn L. Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 50
  • All Hail the Power: Piano/Organ Duets
    Composer/Editors Jeff Bennett; Barry Braman
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1999) pp. 15
  • PedalPoint Volume 8 Number 1 October November December 1988: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Donna Williams
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1988) pp. 14
  • Come, Thou Almighty King: Duets for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editors Stan Pethel; James Pethel
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1986) pp. 22

Organ Solo

  • Easy Organ Library Volume 60
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 98
  • The Organist Volume 119 Number 6 January February 2016: The Service Music Companion for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 30
  • Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 20
  • Prayerful Preludes Set 6: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2015) pp. 6
  • Mixtures: Ten Organ Solos
    Composer/Editors Deborah Govenor; Lothar Bandermann
    Published By: Breckenhorst Press, Inc. (2011) pp. 17
  • The Organist's Library Volume 48
    Composer/Editor Van Denman Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 52
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 73 Number 1 September October 2009: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Van Denman Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2009) pp. 52
  • Easy Organ Library Volume 40: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor James Southbridge
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2005) pp. 6
  • Hymns from the Heart Volume 1: Artistic Organ Settings of Seven Enduring Gospel Tunes
    Composer/Editor James Southbridge
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2004) pp. 15
  • I'll Praise My Maker: Improvisations for Worship
    Composer/Editor J. Wayne Kerr
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2003) pp. 18
  • Worship the King: Ten Familiar Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (2003) pp. 30
  • PedalPoint Volume 18 Number 4 July August September 1999: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Kathy McManus
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1999) pp. 13
  • Fill the Earth with Music: Easy Music for Organ
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Anne A. Davis
    Published By: Church Street Music (1995) pp. 24
  • PedalPoint Volume 14 Number 2 January February March 1995: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Anne A. Davis
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1995) pp. 7
  • Classic DeCou: The Organ Favorites of Harold DeCou
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 48
  • PedalPoint Volume 11 Number 3 April May June 1992: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Allison Gilliam
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1992) pp. 12
  • PedalPoint Volume 11 Number 4 July August September 1992: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; David L. Crouse
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1992) pp. 24
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 54 Number 2 December 1990: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; James Denton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1990) pp. 87
  • The Organist's Library Volume 10
    Composer/Editor James Denton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1990) pp. 87
  • Morning by Morning: Settings for the Church Organist: 23 Songs, Hymns and Choruses Arranged by Marilyn Arison
    Composer/Editor Marilyn Arison
    Published By: John W. Peterson Music Company (1989) pp. 52
  • Three Organ Hymn Preludes
    Composer/Editor J. Wayne Kerr
    Published By: H. T. FitzSimons Company (1988) pp. 2
  • Folk Hymn Sketches for Organ
    Composer/Editor Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1987) pp. 11
  • Gospel Hymn Settings
    Composer/Editor Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 14
  • He Leadeth Me: Organ Solos
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Good Life Publications, Inc. (1982) pp. 13
  • The Gospel Organist Volume One
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1963) pp. 34
  • The Gospel Organist Volume One: Gospel-Song Arrangements Suitable for Preludes, Offertories, Specials
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1963) pp. 34
  • Van Denman Thompson's Hymn Meditations for Pipe Organ Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Words of Life
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1946) pp. 62
  • Van Denman Thompson's Hymn Meditations Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Van Denman Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1942) pp. 62

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Power in the Blood: Piano Duets by Rebecca Bonam
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonam
    Published By: SoundForth (2004) pp. 5

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Hymns: 150 Beloved Hymns Piano / Vocal /Guitar
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2008) pp. 314

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