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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

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Nelson, David's bio information

Tuesday, December 9, 1794 - Thursday, October 17, 1844

Born: Sep­tem­ber 24, 1793, near Jones­bo­ro, Ten­nes­see.

Died: Oc­to­ber 17, 1844, near Quin­cy, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Oak­land Cem­e­te­ry, near Quin­cy, Il­li­nois.

Nelson grad­u­at­ed from Wash­ing­ton Coll­ege, Vir­gin­ia, in 1819, and earned his med­ic­al de­gree in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1812. Dur­ing the War of 1812 he served as a surgeon in a regiment from Kentucky, but in 1823, he gave up med­i­cine for the ministry. He was or­dained in 1825 at Rogersville, Tennessee. He pas­tored in Danville, Kentucky and Marion Coun­ty, Missouri, and held sev­er­al posts. He al­so found­ed two man­u­al la­bor col­leges, one at Green­fields, Marion Coun­ty, Mis­souri; and the other near Quin­cy, Il­li­nois (where he had moved due to op­po­si­tion to his anti-slav­ery views). He even­tu­al­ly be­came pres­i­dent of Pres­by­ter­i­an The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary at Quincy.

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