Composer: George F. Root
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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

Title: LYRA
Composer: George F. Root
Incipit: 54333 33235 42212
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Bible Songs #42

The Book of Praise #645b

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #503b

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نظم المرامير #96

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