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Look Away From Self

Look away from self to the bloodstained cross

Author: R. G. Staples
Tune: [Look away, from self to the blood stained cross]
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look away from self to the bloodstained cross
Title: Look Away From Self
Author: R. G. Staples
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On the cross the bloodstained cross
Copyright: Public Domain

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