Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: George F. Root
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 54351 21171 16554
Key: A♭ Major/G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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African American Heritage Hymnal #616Text
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #362
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #592
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #651TextPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #300
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #166Text
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #223
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #667Text
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #222Text
Praises We Sing (2nd ed.) #32
Rejoice Hymns #694
Sing Joyfully #340TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #2505Audio
Small Church Music #4728Audio
Small Church Music #6027Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #176
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #447
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #689
The Cyber Hymnal #3256TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #580Text
The New National Baptist Hymnal #470
Timeless Truths #1121Text
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #337
Include 17 pre-1979 instances
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