Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Would you know why Christ, my Savior

Would you know why Christ, my Savior

Author: George F. Root
Tune: [Would you know why Christ, my Savior]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Would you know why Christ, my Savior,
Is my constant theme and song?
Why to seek his loving favor
Is my joy the whole day long?

Refrain:
He redeemed me, He redeemed me,
How the ransomed choir repeat it o’er and o’er!
He redeemed me, He redeemed me,
Glory, glory be to him for evermore.

2 Oh, the days are full of gladness
That I spend in his employ;
I can banish care and sadness
In that song of heavenly joy. [Refrain]

3 Come, beloved, bow before him,
Seek the pardon of your King,
That on earth you may adore him,
And with saints in glory sing. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #108

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: Would you know why Christ, my Savior
Author: George F. Root
Refrain First Line: He redeemed me

Timeline

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements