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Tripping lightly, tripping o'er the verdant lawn

Tripping lightly, tripping o'er the verdant lawn

Author: R. G. Staples
Published in 8 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: Tripping lightly, tripping o'er the verdant lawn
Author: R. G. Staples
Refrain First Line: Chime, chime on, merry merry Sabbath

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Children's Hosannas #d130

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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #54

Glorious Tidings #d156

Gospel Echoes #d96

Harp of Zion #d100

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New Life #78

Song Treasury #d156

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Sparkling Gems #52

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