What think ye of Christ

What think ye of Christ

Author: George F. Root
Tune: [What think ye of Christ?]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What think ye of Christ? O solemn word,
On which we stand or fall!
Who was the wondrous Being here,
Who died to save us all?

The Wonderful, the Counsellor!
The great and mighty Lord!—
The everlasting Father he,
By all in heaven adored.

2 What think ye of Christ! to whom all power
In earth and heaven belongs?
Who as the King of kings we praise
In loud and joyful songs? [Refrain]

3 What think ye of Christ, in whom is all
The fullness of our God?
Who as Immanuel our King,
With us on earth abode? [Refrain]

4 What think ye of Christ? do we in prayer,
Heed well his high behest?—
Come unto ME—there’s none beside,
To give the weary rest. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #56

Author: George F. Root

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 >

Text Information

First Line: What think ye of Christ
Author: George F. Root
Refrain First Line: The wonderful, the counselor



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