George William Warren, 1828-1902
Born: August 17, 1828, Albany, New York.
Died: March 17, 1902, New York City.
Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York.
Warren attended Racine College in Wisconsin, then played the organ at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (1846-1858) and St. Paul’s Church (1858-1860) in Albany, New York. In 1860, he moved to New York City to become organist at Holy Trinity Church. After 10 years there, he became organist and choir director at St. Thomas’ Church in New York City. No music was played at his funeral, attended by thousands, as the mourners believed they could find no finer organist. Warren’s works include:… Go to person page >
Guide me, O my great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but you are mighty;
hold me with your powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore,
feed me now and evermore.