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 Title: [She only touched the hem of His garment]First Line: She only touched the hem of His garmentComposer: George Frederick RootIncipit: 55555 54565 32354Key: D MajorSource: Faith Hymns, edited by Charles Cullis (Boston, Massachusetts: Willard Tract Repository, 1887)
Tune Title: [In faith she touched the hem of His garment]First Line: In faith she touched the hem of His garmentComposer: George F. RootMeter: 10.6.10.6 RKey: D♭ MajorSource: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ive_Touched_the_Hem_of_His_Garment); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (320); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (396)