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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Author Bio Information

Chisolm, Thomas Obediah's bio information

Saturday, July 28, 1866 - Monday, February 29, 1960

Born: July 29, 1866, Franklin, Kentucky.
Died: February 29, 1960, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
Buried: St. Thomas Whitemarsh Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania.

Chisholm was educated in a small country school, and became its teacher at age 16. At age 21, he became associate editor of the weekly newspaper, The Franklin Favorite. In 1893, he became a Christian under the ministry of Dr. Henry Clay Morrison (future president of Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky). Chisholm moved to Louisville at the persuasion of Morrison and became editor of the Pentecostal Herald. He was ordained a Methodist minister in 1903 and served a brief pastorate at Scottsville, Kentucky. In poor health, he moved his family to a farm near Winona Lake, Indiana. He became an insurance salesman, moving to Vineland, New Jersey, in 1916. He retired in 1953 to the Methodist Home for the Aged in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Chisholm wrote over 1200 poems, of which 800 were published, and many set to music.


Christ Is Risen from the Dead (© 1940)
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions (© 1941)
I Want to Be Like Jesus (© 1945)
Listen While I Tell (© 1933)
Living for Jesus
New Creature, A
O to Be Like Thee!
Only in Thee
Prodigal Son, The
What Would We Do Without Jesus? (© 1935)


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