Praise ye the Father, let ev’ry nation join to sing;
Praise ye the Father, let ev’ry heart its tribute bring,
King everlasting! The angels magnify Thy name.
King of all glory! The worlds Thy might and pow’r proclaim.
Praise ye the Lord, ev’ry heart break forth and sing,
For He is good unto all, and His mercy is everlasting.
He hath redeemed, and hath made us to be His children,
By His death on the cross He ransom’d the world.
Hallelujah! praise ye the Father.
Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Ghost,
We sing glory, we sing glory, unto Christ our Lord and King,
Glory unto Christ our King.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
World without end.
Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >