1848–1907

Introduction

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Born: May 23, 1848, near Had­don­field, New Jer­sey.

Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1907, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Fern­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Lans­downe, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

George was the son of John Hugg and Eliz­a­beth Sprole, bro­ther of New­ton Hugg, and hus­band of Anne E. Ketch­um.

At age 12, he be­came choir­mas­ter at the Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Ber­lin, New Jer­sey. At 14, he pub­lished his first song, Walk in the Light, which be­came ve­ry po­pu­lar.

Hugg served as choir­mas­ter of the Ta­ber­na­cle Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, and the Broad and Arch Street Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Church in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. He was al­so close­ly con­nect­ed with the Har­per Me­mo­ri­al Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Phil­a­del­phia.

Works

Hugg was a pro­li­fic com­pos­er, with ov­er 2,000 works, in­clud­ing 18 books of re­vi­val and Sun­day school mu­sic, and 90 song ser­vic­es for spe­cial oc­ca­sions (Christ­mas, East­er, etc.). His works in­clude:

Sources

Lyrics

Music