[When He cometh, when He cometh]

[When He cometh, when He cometh]

Composer: George F. Root
Published in 109 hymnals

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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
Incipit: 12333 45563 3211
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain



When He cometh, when He cometh,
To make up His jewels,
All His jewels, precious jewels,
His loved and His own.

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #724
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2950
Text: I'm Waiting for Thee, Lord
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #7320
Text: When He Cometh
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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #363
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #724Tune InfoScoreAudio
Himnos de la Iglesia #460
Rejoice Hymns #594
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #218
Small Church Music #444Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #82
The Christian Life Hymnal #212
The Cyber Hymnal #2950TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7320TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #655Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #325TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #520Text
Include 96 pre-1979 instances
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