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 Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner.
His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >