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People/Characters: Philip Paul Bliss

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The history of hymn singing as told through one hundred & one famous hymns [book and musical score] by Charles Johnson
Sherman's March: Atlanta to the Sea by David Nevin
Windjammers : songs of the Great Lakes sailors by Ivan Walton

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Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876): American hymn-writer, responsible for (among others) "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning," "Hold the Fort," and "Pull for the Shore." He sold his first song in 1864, and in 1874 published Gospel Songs -- said to be the first authenticated use of this term. He died in 1876 in a train wreck -- a legend says that he suffered his fatal injury while trying to rescue others on the train.

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