Bliss Home in Rome, Pennsylvania

July 9, 1838, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

December 29, 1876, Ashtabula, Ohio. Bliss and his wife died in a tragic train wreck caused by a bridge collapse. He survived the initial impact, but went back into the flames in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue his wife. The remains retrieved from the Ashtabula disaster were placed in a common grave marked by a cenotaph in the Ashtabula Cemetery. A cenotaph in memory of the Blisses was also erected in the cemetery at Rome, Pennsylvania, July 17, 1877.

The night before that terrible railroad accident at Ashtabula…he said to his audience, I may not pass this way again; then he sang a solo, I’m Going Home Tomorrow. This indeed proved prophetic of his own home going.

Crosby, Chapter XVII


Bliss’ works include:

  1. And He Came to Bethany
  2. And Yet There Is Room
  3. Ascension, The
  4. Ask, Seek, Knock
  5. At the Feet of Jesus
  6. Almost Persuaded
  7. Beautiful Rain
  8. Beautiful Song of Love
  9. Beggar by the Wayside, The
  10. Bethesda
  11. Beyond the Cross
  12. Blessèd Are They That Do
  13. By and By
  14. Calling Now
  15. Come, Brethren, as We March Along
  16. Come, Come and See
  17. Come, Sing the Gospel’s Joyful Sound
  18. Cut It Down
  19. Dare to Be a Daniel
  20. Do You See the Hebrew Captive Kneeling?
  21. Fear Not
  22. Follow Me
  23. Free from the Law
  24. God Is Always Near Me
  25. Going Home
  26. Good Cheer
  27. Good News
  28. Good Night Till Then
  29. Hail, Happy Morning
  30. Half Was Never Told, The
  31. Hallelujah, He Is Risen!
  32. Hallelujah, ’Tis Done!
  33. Hallelujah! What a Savior
  34. Have You on the Lord Believed?
  35. He That Believeth
  36. He’s Gone
  37. Help
  38. Hold the Fort
  39. Holy Spirit, The
  40. Hosanna, Hosanna
  41. How Goes the Battle?
  42. How Happy Are We
  43. How Much Owest Thou?
  44. I Believe
  45. I Know He Is Mine
  46. I Must Abide with Thee
  47. I Should Like to Die
  48. I Know Not the Hour
  49. If Papa Were Only Ready
  50. I’m on the Lord’s Side
  51. In Me Ye May Have Peace
  52. Is It in Me?
  53. I’ve Passed the Cross
  54. Jerusalem So Fair
  55. Jesus Loves Even Me
  56. Lead Thou Me
  57. Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
  58. Light in the Darkness, Day Is at Hand
  59. Light of the World Is Jesus, The
  60. Little Eyes, Looking Wise
  61. Look and Live
  62. Lord Jesus, Come!
  63. Lord, Save Me
  64. Man the Life Boat
  65. March to the Battlefield
  66. Meet Me at the Fountain
  67. More Holiness Give Me
  68. Mourn, Pray, Praise
  69. My Grandfather’s Bible
  70. My High Tower
  71. My Redeemer
  72. My Refuge
  73. My Savior’s Charms
  74. Naught to Charges False
  75. Nearer to Me
  76. No Other Name
  77. O! Jerusalem, the Golden City
  78. On What Foundation Do You Build?
  79. Once More with Mournful Step
  80. Only a Little Child
  81. Only a Step to Heaven
  82. Only an Armor Bearer
  83. Only Believe
  84. Over Yonder
  85. Paul and Silas
  86. Peter’s Denial
  87. Praying Always
  88. Press Forward
  89. Pull for the Shore
  90. Repeat the Story o’er and O’er
  91. Remember the Poor
  92. Remembered
  93. Safe with the Master
  94. Sailing into Port
  95. See the Gentle Shepherd Standing
  96. Seeking to Save
  97. Sing, My Soul, from Bondage Free
  98. Song in Scripture
  99. Soon and Forever
  100. Spirit Divine
  101. Spirit, O Sinner, in Mercy Doth Move, The
  102. Spirit Tree, The
  103. Sword of the Lord, The
  104. Tell Me More About Jesus
  105. Temperance Ship, The
  106. There’s a Light in the Valley
  107. This Is the Victory
  108. Though the Way May Sometimes Be Dreary
  109. Three Mountains, The
  110. To Depart, Which Is Better?
  111. To Die Is Gain
  112. Turn to the Right
  113. Waiting at the Well
  114. Wandering Afar from the Dwellings of Men
  115. We Are Marching Onward
  116. Weary Gleaner, Whence Comest Thou?
  117. What Shall the Harvest Be?
  118. What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?
  119. When Jesus Comes
  120. When My Weary Hands Are Folded
  121. Where Are the Nine?
  122. Where Hast Thou Gleaned Today?
  123. Where He Leads We Will Follow
  124. While the Silvery Moonbeams Fall
  125. Who Will Reply?
  126. Whosoever Will
  127. Why Should I Wait?
  128. Why Unbelieving?
  129. Wise to Win
  130. Wishing, Hoping, Knowing
  131. Wonderful Words of Life
  132. Wondrous Love
  133. Work for the Master
  134. Zaccheus
  1. Alcatraz
  2. Bliss
  3. Bury Thy Sorrow
  4. Cæsarea
  5. Can It Be Right?
  6. Come unto Me
  7. Eternity
  8. Harvest Is Passing, The
  9. Ho, Every One That Thirsteth
  10. Hold Fast Till I Come
  11. Ithaca
  12. Kenosis
  13. Kensal Green
  14. Lift Up, Lift Up Thy Voice
  15. Look Away to Jesus
  16. Lord Jesus, Come
  17. New Song, The
  18. O Crown of Rejoicing
  19. Oh, to Be Nothing
  20. Olympia
  21. Out of the Ark
  22. Precious Promise
  23. Sing and Pray!
  24. Thine, Jesus Thine
  25. Tower
  26. Up with Thy Hands to Jesus
  27. Ville du Havre
  28. We’re Going Home Tomorrow
  29. Waiting and Watching for Me
  30. What Shall the Harvest Be?
  31. Who’s on the Lord’s Side?