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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

Peek, Joseph Yates's bio information

February 27, 1843 - March 17, 1911

Born: February 27, 1843, Schenectady, New York.

Died: March 17, 1911, Brooklyn, New York.

Peek worked as a carpenter, farmer and drug store clerk before serving in the American civil war. He then pursued the role of florist from 1881 to 1904, then became a Methodist lay minister and traveled throughout America, including Maine, Florida, and California. Though lacking formal musical training, he played the violin, piano, and banjo. A member of the Nostrand-DeKalb Methodist Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, New York, he became a fully ordained minister two months before his death.

Sources

* Hustad, p. 300

Music

1. I Would Be True

Source: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/p/e/peek_jy.html

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