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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

Scott, Clara H.'s bio information

Friday, December 3, 1841 - Monday, June 21, 1897

Born: December 3, 1841, Elk Grove, Illinois.

Died: June 21, 1897, Dubuque, Iowa, thrown from a buggy by a runaway horse.

Daughter of Abel Scott and Sarah Fiske, Scott attended, in 1856, the first Music Institute held in Chicago, Illinois by C. M. Cady. She went on to teach music at the Ladies Seminary, Lyons, Iowa (1859). She married Henry Clay Scott in 1861. In 1882, she published the Royal Anthem Book, the first volume of anthems published by a woman.

Scott met and was greatly encouraged by Horatio Palmer, who helped publish many of her songs. She issued three collections before her untimely death.


* Erickson, p. 390


1. Open My Eyes, That I May See (the only one of her many songs still in popular use)


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