Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >
Display Title: Come to the SaviorFirst Line: Come to the Savior, make no delayTune Title: INVITATIONAuthor: George F. Root, 1820-1895Meter: 999.6. with RefrainScripture: John 6:37Date: 2011Subject: The Christian Life | Call to Discipleship; Devotion | ; Invitation |
Display Title: Come to the Savior, Make No DelayFirst Line: Come to the Savior, make no delayTune Title: COME TO THE SAVIORAuthor: George F. Root, 1820-1895Meter: 99 96 w/refrainDate: 1994Subject: Forgiveness | ; Invitation | ; Obedience | ; Repentance |