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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

Webb, George James's bio information

Friday, June 24, 1803 - Friday, October 7, 1887

Born: June 24, 1803, Wiltshire (near Salisbury), England.

Died: October 7, 1887, Orange, New Jersey.

Buried: Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, New Jersey.

Webb began his career as an organist in Falmouth, England. In 1830, he emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, where he played the organ at the Old South Church for almost 40 years. He also played the organ and belonged to the Boston Church of the New Jerusalem. He and Lowell Mason founded a music academy in Boston, as well as collaborating on their Musical Library. Webb also composed several choral and organ works, including “Prelude in Eb” and “Postlude in A.”

Webb’s best known tune, “Webb,” came from a secular song he wrote, called “’Tis Dawn, the Lark is Singing”; this song was performed at a musical show on a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean.


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