Frank Marion Davis USA 1839-1896. Born at Marcellus, NY, he became a teacher and professor of voice, a choirmaster and a good singer. He traveled extensively, living in Marcellus, NY, Vicksburg, MS, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Burr Oak and Findley, MI. He compiled and published several song books: “New Pearls of Song” (1877), “Notes of Praise” (1890), “Crown of gold” (1892), “Always welcome” (1881), “Songs of love and praise #5” (1898), “Notes of praise”, and “Brightest glory”. He never married.
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Tune Title: [Savior, lead me, lest I stray]First Line: Savior, lead me, lest I strayComposer: Frank Marion DavisIncipit: 53517 65432 65435Key: D♭ MajorSource: Bright Gems, compiled by S. B. Ellenberger, 1881