[I do not know why oft 'round me]

[I do not know why oft 'round me]

Composer: Adam Geibel (1911)
Published in 37 hymnals

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Composer: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [I do not know why oft 'round me]
Composer: Adam Geibel (1911)
Incipit: 54516 16754 57575
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Organ Hymn Tunes No. 2: Preludes, Interludes, Voluntaries
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1960) pp. 11

Piano Solo

  • Instrumental Church Service Selections: For Organ or Piano
    Composer/Editors Clarence Kohlmann; Geibel
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1937) pp. 37


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Text: Some Day He'll Make It Plain
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