1838–1876
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Bliss Home in Rome, Pennsylvania

July 9, 1838, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

December 29, 1876, Ashtabula, Ohio. Bliss and his wife died in a 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

Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ohio.

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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 of the World Is Jesus, The
  59. Little Eyes, Looking Wise
  60. Look and Live
  61. Lord Jesus, Come!
  62. Lord, Save Me
  63. Luxembourg
  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. Paisley
  86. Paul and Silas
  87. Peter’s Denial
  88. Praying Always
  89. Press Forward
  90. Pull for the Shore
  91. Repeat the Story o’er and O’er
  92. Remember the Poor
  93. Remembered
  94. Roll On, O Billow of Fire!
  95. Safe with the Master
  96. Sailing into Port
  97. Seeking to Save
  98. Sing, My Soul
  99. Song in Scripture
  100. Soon and Forever
  101. Spirit Divine
  102. Spirit, O Sinner, in Mercy Doth Move, The
  103. Spirit Tree, The
  104. Sword of the Lord, The
  105. Tell Me More About Jesus
  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. Welcome, Sweet Sunshine
  118. What Shall the Harvest Be?
  119. What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?
  120. When Jesus Comes
  121. When My Weary Hands Are Folded
  122. Where Are the Nine?
  123. Where Hast Thou Gleaned Today?
  124. Where He Leads We Will Follow
  125. While the Silvery Moonbeams Fall
  126. Who Will Reply?
  127. Whosoever Will
  128. Why Should I Wait?
  129. Why Unbelieving?
  130. Wise to Win
  131. Wishing, Hoping, Knowing
  132. Wonderful Words of Life
  133. Wondrous Love
  134. Work for the Master
  135. Zaccheus
  1. Alcatraz
  2. Bliss
  3. Bury Thy Sorrow
  4. Cæsarea
  5. Can It Be Right?
  6. Chattanooga
  7. Come unto Me
  8. Epaphroditus
  9. Estrellas
  10. Eternity
  11. Feast
  12. Harvest Is Passing, The
  13. Ho, Every One That Thirsteth
  14. Hold Fast Till I Come
  15. Irvine
  16. Ithaca
  17. Kenosis
  18. Kensal Green
  19. Lift Up, Lift Up Thy Voice
  20. Look Away to Jesus
  21. Lord Jesus, Come
  22. Luxembourg
  23. Mumbai
  24. Murray’s Chant
  25. O Crown of Rejoicing
  26. Oh, to Be Nothing
  27. Olympia
  28. Out of the Ark
  29. Pottsville
  30. Precious Promise
  31. Rabat
  32. San Fermín
  33. Seadrift
  34. Sing and Pray!
  35. Thine, Jesus Thine
  36. Tower
  37. Up with Thy Hands to Jesus
  38. Ville du Havre
  39. Vilnius
  40. We’re Going Home Tomorrow
  41. Waiting and Watching for Me
  42. What Shall the Harvest Be?
  43. White as Snow
  44. Who’s on the Lord’s Side?