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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

Purday, Charles Henry's bio information

Friday, January 11, 1799 - Thursday, April 23, 1885

Born: January 11, 1799, Folkestone, England.

Died: April 23, 1885, London, England.

Purday was appointed conductor of psalmody at Crown Court Scots Church in Covent Garden, London, in the 1840’s, during the ministry of Dr. John Cumming. Dr. Cumming’s church was so popular that it was said traffic could not move in Bow Street and Drury Lane for the throng of carriages making their way to services. Purday was a fine vocalist and had sung at the coronation of Queen Victoria. He became a music publisher, and was a pioneer in the movement for copyright law reform. His works include:

* The Sacred Musical Offering, 1833
* Crown Court Psalmody: One Hundred Psalm Tunes and Chants, 1854
* A Few Directions for Chanting, 1855
* A Church and Home Tune Book, 1857
* Copyright, a Sketch of Its Rise and Progress, 1877


* Erickson, p. 374
* Frost, p. 687


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