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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

Bilhorn, Peter Philip's bio information

Saturday, July 22, 1865 - Sunday, December 13, 1936

Born: July 22, 1865, Mendota, Illinois.
Died: December 13, 1936, Los Angeles, California.

Bilhorn’s family name was originally Pulhorn; it was changed by a judge in Ottawa, Illinois, named Abraham Lincoln. Peter and his brother formed the Eureka Wagon and Carriage Works in Chicago, Illinois. Later, Peter became involved in Gospel music, studying under George Root, George Stebbins, and others. He wrote some 2,000 Gospel songs in his lifetime, and for a while, worked with evangelist Billy Sunday. He also invented a folding pump organ used at revivals in the late 19th Century, and founded the Bilhorn Folding Organ Company in Chicago, Illinois.

One of the high points in Bilhorn’s career came in 1900, when he traveled to London. There he conducted a 4,000 strong choir in the Crystal Palace, and Queen Victoria invited him to sing in Buckingham Palace.

Bilhorn’s works include:

Crowning Glory No. 1, 1888
Crowning Glory No. 2
Soul-Winning Songs
Choice Songs: Hymns of Heavenly Harmony
Sunshine Songs
Songs of Peace and Power
Century Gospel Hymns
Songs for Male Choruses
Sacred and Secular Selections for Ladies’ Voices, 1900
Songs and Stories of Mother, Childhood and Home
(Chicago, Illinois: Bilhorn Bros., 1903)


Best Friend to Have Is Jesus, The
I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
Living Where the Healing Waters Flow
My Name in Mother’s Prayer
Sweet Peace, the Gift of God’s Love


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