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George James Webb

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George James Webb

George James Webb, born on June 24, 1803, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, died on October 7, 1887, in Orange, New Jersey, was an English-American composer. He was known for writing "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus". Webb composed the hymn-tune known as "Webb" whilst sailing from England to the United States: the tune is also known as "Morning Light".[1]

He is buried in Orange, New Jersey's Rosedale Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ Hymnary.org, WEBB, accessed 4 May 2023
  2. ^ "Rosedale Cemetery Walking Guide of Notable Interments" (PDF). Retrieved 8 November 2022.

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