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Thread #10721 Message #972827
Posted By: GUEST,Q
26-Jun-03 - 01:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pull for the Shore
Subject: RE: I'm looking for a song - Pull for the Shore
Phillip Paul Bliss- A note with the hymn on ingeb.org says that "a meeting with Dwight L. Moody in 1839 convinced Bliss that his life and talent should be dedicted to God. He became a tireless singer and composer of hymns writing some seven books of them and singing to congregations at Dr. Whittle's revival rallies across America."
Hold the Fort" and "Free From the Law" are two more of his popular hymns.
Text (same as Cyberhymnal) and midi at: Pull For the Shore
The encrypted website of the US Navy Military Museum contains this hymn. Pull For the Shore
Sermon on the death of P. P. Bliss (1876), by D. L. Moody at: Bliss
This site also has a link to the Ashtabula Bridge disaster (Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, 92 fatalities including Bliss).