1848-1907
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May 23, 1848, near Haddonfield, New Jersey.

October 13, 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fernwood Cemetery, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

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

At age 12, Hugg 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. He 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.).

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. His works include:

  1. Birds on Leafy Bough Singing, The
  2. Carol, Sweetly Carol, the Savior Rose Today
  3. Christ Is Risen!
  4. Clad in the Gospel Armor
  5. Floating Downward Through the Midnight
  6. Forward Go and Let the Strain
  7. From the Old Grey Tower
  8. Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Lift the Voice
  9. Hark, I Hear My Savior Say
  10. He Arose
  11. Holy, Holy, Holy, God of Hosts
  12. Home Coming of Our King, The
  13. How Sweet the Hour When Man Retires
  14. I Have Read of a Wonderful City
  15. In the Morn of Morns
  16. In the Sunlight, Bright and Glowing
  17. List, the Merry Bells Are Ringing
  18. List, the Sweetly Chiming Bells
  19. Lord of Hosts, We Come Adoring
  20. Lord, We Come Again with Songs of Gladness
  21. Lowly Entombed He Lay
  22. Make Room for the Blessed Physician
  23. O, Come to the Living Stream
  24. O My Sweet Home, Jerusalem
  25. On This Bright and Glorious Morning
  26. Onward We Come, Singing with Glee
  27. Over Jordan, over Jordan
  28. Praise Ye, Praise Ye, Praise Ye the Lord!
  29. Precious Love of Jesus, The
  30. Put On, Put On, the Whole Armor of God
  31. Rejoice, Rejoice, the Mighty King Has Come
  32. Ring, Ring the Bells
  33. Safe on Board the Old Ship Zion
  34. See, the Seal Is Rudely Broken
  35. Sing Again to Me of Jesus
  36. Sing and Rejoice, All Ye People
  37. Soft the Evening Bells Are Ringing
  38. Song of Joy Pervades the air, A
  39. Strong to Redeem Is the Lord Who Hath Made Me
  40. There Is a Land Far, from Sorrow Free
  41. There Is Sunlight in My Soul
  42. There’s a Great Happy Throng
  43. Third Day, The
  44. Turning to God
  45. When This Poor Heart Is Burdened with Grief
  46. When We Rise to Greet the Master in the Morning
  47. With Song We Celebrate the Day
  1. Across the Blue
  2. Anchored
  3. Armies of God, The
  4. Beautiful Land of the Jasper Walls
  5. Blood upon the Door, The
  6. Callest Thou?
  7. Carcassonne
  8. Concepción
  9. Doha
  10. Easter Bells
  11. Every Bridge Is Burned Behind Me
  12. Father Holds the Hand
  13. Fire Is Burning, The
  14. Gathering on the Hilltops of Glory
  15. Good-Bye
  16. Going Up to Zion
  17. Gospel Train, The
  18. I Expect to Get to Heaven
  19. Isle of Somewhere, The
  20. Jesus Is Risen!
  21. Jesus Never Leaves the Ship
  22. Light Divine
  23. Marble Arch
  24. Morning, The
  25. No, Not One!
  26. Our Rally Song
  27. Round the Pier
  28. Satisfied
  29. Scattering Precious Seed
  30. Take Off the Old Coat
  31. Testing Time, The
  32. To Victory!
  33. Tompkins
  34. Walking the Golden Streets
  35. We’ll Never Say Good-Bye
  36. When Jesus Comes to Reign
  37. Worthy the Lamb