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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

Vail, Silas Jones's bio information

October 6, 1818 - May 20, 1883

Born: October 6, 1818, Long Island, New York.

Died: May 20, 1883, Brooklyn, New York.

Vail was a hatter by trade, but wrote a large number of songs for Phillip Phillips, who was the first to publish Vail’s compositions. His works include:

* The Athenaeum Collection, 1863, containing previously unpublished songs by Stephen Foster
* Songs of Grace and Glory (with William Sherwin) (New York: Horace Waters & Son, 1874)

Sources

* Nutter, p. 467
* Reynolds, p. 427

Music

1. Close to Thee, Helen
2. Gate Ajar for Me, The
3. Guiding Hand, The
4. Lyndhurst
5. Nothing But Leaves
6. O Be Saved
7. Scatter Seeds of Kindness
8. Where Is Thy Refuge?

Source: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/v/a/i/vail_sj.html

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