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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

Lemmel, Helen Howarth's bio information

Saturday, November 14, 1863 - Wednesday, November 1, 1961

Born: November 14, 1863, Wardle, England.

Died: November 1, 1961, at her home in Seattle, Washington.

Buried: Lemmel was cremated, but her final resting place is unknown to us.

Daughter of a Methodist minister, Helen emigrated from England with her family to America when she was 12 years old. They first settled in Mississippi, then relocated to Wisconsin. She moved to Seattle in 1904, and for three years was music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. While interviewing German singer Ernestine Schumann-Hein, Helen was persuaded to go to Europe. A gifted singer, she studied music in Germany for four years. Upon her return to America, she began giving concerts and traveling on the Chautauqua circuit. Eventually, she became a vocal music teacher at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. After retirement, she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she was a member of the Ballard Baptist Church. Among her works are a hymnal used by evangelist Billy Sunday for over a decade. Lemmel and a women’s choral group she directed were part of Sunday’s group at the peak of his career.


* Hustad, pp. 272-3
* Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 3, 1961


1. He Abideth Faithful (1953?)
2. His Banner over Us
3. I Do Not Know How
4. Prisoner of the Lord, The (1953)
5. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus


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