Edwin O. Excell — Biography and Information

Edwin O. ExcellEdwin Othello Excell (1851-1921) was an American composer of hymns and music director. Composed the music for the hymn "Count Your Blessings," "Jesus Bids Us Shine," "I'll Be A Sunbeam," and both the words and music for "Since I Have Been Redeemed." Worked with evangelists Sam Jones (for two decades) and Gipsy Smith.

Marriage and Family:
Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane Excell (1850-1929): Born in Pennyslvania in 1759, she married Edwin Excell in 1871. She died in Chicago, Illinois in 1929 (age 78). The couple had one son, William Alonzo Excell (1874-1924).

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