Memoirs of P.P. Bliss
By D.W. Whittle
Who is P.P.
Bliss? He's the songwriter
for many of our beloved hymns, a friend and companion of D.L. Moody and
others, a soul-winner, and he died at the age of 37 with his wife in a
tragic train accident. This biography is the account of his life, his
work, and his influence.
The Memoirs of P.P. Bliss was published in 1877, the year after P.P. Bliss' death,
and is the primary reference source on his life. The original publisher
was A.S. Barnes & Co., New York, Chicago, and New Orleans. The "author"
and editor of the Memoir is Major D.W. Whittle.
and drawings have been incorporated into the online version of the Memoir,
along with selected stories from other sources which do not appear in
the original Memoir. Also included are numerous lyrics and midi files
for your listening enjoyment.
Chapters 12 - 16
include many of Bliss' song lyrics and are omitted. The remaining chapters
(except for 24 and 27, which are included here) contain letters, miscellaneous
writings, etc. Chapter 23 contains the words and music for fourteen hymns
based on lyrics found in Bliss' belongings after his death, with music
by hymnwriters who knew him.
here for more biogaphical information on the life of P.P. Bliss