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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

Sheppard, Franklin Lawrence's bio information

Saturday, August 7, 1852 - Saturday, February 15, 1930

Born: August 7, 1852, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Died: February 15, 1930, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sheppard attended William Fewsmith’s Classical School and the University of Pennsylvania (valedictorian, 1872). In 1875, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to take charge of the foundry for his father’s stove and heater manufacturing company. Franklin attended the Zion Protestant Episcopal Church in Boston, but later switched to Presbyterianism. He eventually joined the Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and became president of the Presbyterian Board of Publications and Sabbath-School Work. In 1915, he edited the Presbyterian song book Alleluia.


* Erickson, p. 392
* Hughes, p. 548
* Hustad, p. 316


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