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: She Only Touched the Hem of His GarmentFirst Line: She only touched the hem of His garmentTune Title: [She only touched the hem of His garment]Author: George F. RootSource: Faith Hymns, edited by Charles Cullis (Boston, Massachusetts: Willard Tract Repository, 1887
Display Title: I've Touched the Hem of His GarmentFirst Line: In faith she touched the hem of His garmentTune Title: [In faith she touched the hem of His garment]Author: G. F. R.Meter: 10.6.10.6 RScripture: Matthew 9:21Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ive_Touched_the_Hem_of_His_Garment); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (320); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (396)