[Take me, O my Father, take me]

[Take me, O my Father, take me]

Composer: George F. Root
Published in 3 hymnals

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: D
Incipit: 55531 11555 66665
Key: C Major/D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Take Me, O My Father, Take Me

Take me, O my Father, take me;
Take me, save me, through Thy Son;
That which Thou wouldst have me, make me,
Let Thy will in me be done.
Long from Thee my footsteps straying,
Thorny proved the way I trod;
Weary come I now, and praying,
Take me to Thy love, my God.

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Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #313

Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #313

The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church #373

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