Although he was only 38 years old when he died, Bliss wrote
over 300 published songs, and edited songbooks containing the
work of other hymnwriters.
Although he is remembered mainly for his hymns and gospel songs,
Bliss also wrote humorous songs and instrumental music for use
in instruction books. Some of his humorous songs were published
under the name "Pro Phundo Basso."
The Museum has collected as many of Bliss' songs as we can find,
and we are working on posting at least the lyrics to all these
songs on our site. When we receive requests asking about "a song
grandmother used to sing" or a song someone wanted sung at their
funeral, if Bliss was one of the authors, we can often provide
lyrics and sheet music for the song. Posting the lyrics to his
songs helps people who are searching for a particular song.
Because all of Bliss' music was published well over 100 years
ago, we believe that it is all now in the Public Domain, and that
we can legally post the lyrics and printed music for these songs.
If you believe otherwise, please contact the museum so that we
can come to an agreement.