1873–1962
Lida Shivers Leech

Introduction

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey.

Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: For­est Lawn Me­mo­ri­al Park (Cy­press), Cy­press, Ca­li­for­nia.

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Biography

Lida spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty, New York Ci­ty, and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

She played the or­gan at Beth­a­ny Me­thod­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at ev­an­ge­li­cal ser­vic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time.

Sources

Lyrics