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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


Instances (1 - 24 of 24)

African American Heritage Hymnal #616

Ambassador Hymnal #362

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #592

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #651

Himnos de la Iglesia #300


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #166

Hymns of the Saints #223


Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #667


Lift Every Voice and Sing II #222

Praises We Sing (2nd ed.) #32

Rejoice Hymns #694

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Sing Joyfully #340


Small Church Music #2505


Small Church Music #4728


Small Church Music #6027


Songs of Zion #26

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #176

The Celebration Hymnal #447

The Covenant Hymnal #689


The Cyber Hymnal #3256


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #580

The New National Baptist Hymnal #470


Timeless Truths #1121

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #337

Include 17 pre-1979 instances
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