The Philip P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum is located in Rome, Pennsylvania, in the house where Bliss lived. Bliss is the writer of many favorite gospel hymns such as “Hallelujah, What A Savior,” “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,” “Almost Persuaded” and many others. He wrote the music to Horatio Spafford’s lyric “It Is Well With My Soul.” If you appreciate the old gospel hymns of the 1870s, or if you are visiting beautiful northeastern Pennsylvania for other reasons, please come by the Gospel Songwriters Museum in Rome. The Museum is housed in the home Bliss bought in Rome, Pennsylvania, where he lived before moving to Chicago to pursue his career as a gospel songwriter. The Museum has on exhibition many items that belonged to the Bliss family, along with copies of almost all of his published music. The museum is located on the main street that runs through Rome. We are open from May to September, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 1-4, or by appointment. We strongly suggest calling ahead, as the museum is run by a small group of volunteers and if you’re coming, we want to be there!

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P.P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum
969 Main Street
PO Box 84
Rome, PA 18837

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