P.P. Bliss - the 1800's

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 236:

Mr. McGranahan was visiting Mr. Bliss at that time. Bliss handed the words to him, asking what he could get for a tune. McGranahan worked upon it a long time without success, making harmonies and trying to satisfy himself with something that would properly express the words. When supper-time came he did not care to eat. At bedtime the family went to their rooms, leaving him in the parlour at the piano. Finally, dissatisfied with the result, he threw himself on the floor and fell into a doze. Suddenly he awoke, and the tune, chorus and all, had come—different from the harmonies he had …   more >>

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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 236. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432197901032 accessed: 29 July, 2021

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Listening to

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That Will be Heaven for Me
written by P.P. Bliss, James McGranahan
performed by James McGranahan

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 09:45:01 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:56:36 +0100