Listen to the beginner piano arrangement of Man of Sorrows.
Philip Paul Bliss (9 July 1838 – 29 December 1876) was an American composer, conductor, writer of hymns and a Gospel singer. He wrote many well-known hymns, including Almost Persuaded; Hallelujah, What a Saviour! (Man of Sorrows); Wonderful Words of Life, and the tune for Horatio Spafford’s It Is Well with My Soul.
For a number of years, Philip Bliss worked for the Root and Cady Musical Publishers, conducting musical conventions, singing schools and concerts. He composed hymns, which were often printed in his employer’s books. In 1869, Dwight L. Moody and others urged Bliss to give up his job and become a missionary singer. In 1874 Bliss decided that he was called to the task of “winning souls”. He then became a full-time evangelist. Bliss made significant amounts of money from royalties and gave them to charity and to support his evangelical endeavours.