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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?

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


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