For me to live is Christ; to die is endless gain

For me to live is Christ; to die is endless gain

Tune: RIALTO
Published in 25 hymnals

Text Information

First Line: For me to live is Christ; to die is endless gain

Tune

RIALTO

George Frederick Root (b. Sheffield, MA, 1820; d. Bailey's Island, ME, 1895), who is better known for his Civil War songs, composed RIALTO in 1859; the tune is named after an island and bridge in Venice and a theater district in New York City (where Root worked for some years). An energetic tune (wi…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns: printed only for the use of the sabbath school of the Tenth Presbyterian Church, of Philadelphia #64Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #570Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d231
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #245Page Scan
Gloria in Excelsis #d162
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #822Page Scan
Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d50
Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d121
Songs for the New Life #d153
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #736
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #736Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #736Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #736Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #736Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #736Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #458Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d183
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #313Page Scan
The Chorus: or, a collection of choruses and hymns, selected and original, adapted especially to the class-room, and to meetings for prayer and Christian conference (7th ed., Imp. and Enl.) #H65Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d227
The Council Hymnal, a Selection of Hymns and Tunes Chosen from the Pilgrim Hymnal for use of the National Council of Congregational Churches #d31
The Council Hymnal: a selection of hymns and tunes chosen from the Pilgrim Hymnal for the use of the National Council of Congregational Churches #27Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #761Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal #171Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #229Page Scan



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