Born: Ju­ly 1, 1854, Bail­lies­ton, Old Monk­land, Lan­ark, Scot­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 24, 1931, Park Ridge, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Town of Maine Ce­me­te­ry, Park Ridge, Il­li­nois.


Matthew was the son of Hugh Mc­Phail, Sr., and Ma­ry Bir­rell, and hus­band of Ca­tha­rine Kel­ly.

When he di­rect­ed the choir at the First Me­thod­ist Church in Can­ton, Ohio, he be­came a per­son­al friend of Am­er­i­can pre­si­dent Will­iam Mc­Kin­ley, who at­tend­ed there.

  1. Claim the Pro­mise
  2. Follow Me
  3. Hallelujah, I Am Free
  4. Hark! The Voice of An­gels Sing­ing
  5. Let Your Light Shine Out
  6. Loyalty to Christ
  7. McPhail
  8. Step by Step
  9. Story That Ne­ver Grows Old, The
  10. Sweet Will of God
  11. Sweetly Rest­ing
  12. Trusting in the Migh­ty One
  13. When the Bride­groom Call­eth