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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

Composer Bio Information

Oliver, Henry Kemble's bio information

November 24, 1800 - August 12, 1885

Born: November 24, 1800, Beverly, Massachusetts.

Died: August 12, 1885, Salem, Massachusetts.

Buried: Broad Street Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts.

Oliver attended the Boston Latin School, Phillips Andover Academy, Harvard University, and Dartmouth (graduating in 1818). He was a church organist for 36 years, and taught school for 24. He also served as mayor of Salem and Lawrence, Massachusetts, Adjutant General of Massachusetts, and as Massachusetts State Treasurer (1861-1865). He received an honorary music degree from Harvard in 1862, and from Dartmouth in 1883. His works include:

* National Lyre (with Tuckerman and Bancroft), 1848
* Oliver’s Collection of Hymn and Psalm Tunes, 1860
* Original Hymn Tunes, 1875

Sources

* Hughes, pp. 505-6
* Nutter, p. 462

Music

1. Federal Street
2. Merton (Oliver)

Source: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/o/l/oliver_hk.html

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