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

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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 >

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

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