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: They are GatheringFirst Line: They are gath'ring, slowly gath'ringTune Title: [They are gath'ring, slowly gath'ring]Author: G. F. R.Scripture: Isaiah 27:12Date: 1890Subject: Death and Burial | ; Heaven | ; Invitation |