Born: April 11, 1826, Chelsea, London, England.
Died: April 29, 1912, London, England.
Lahee studied under John Goss and William Sterndale Bennett. He played the organ at several churches, including Holy Trinity Church, Brompton (1847-74). He won prizes for his compositions in Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, and London, and set to music poems by Edgar Allen Poe ("The Bells"), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ("Building of the Ship") and Alfred Tennyson ("Sleeping Beauty"). His works include:
Metrical Psalter, with William Irons, 1855
Famous Singers of Today and Yesterday, 1898
One Hundred Hymn Tunes
Frost, p. 680
CS Concordance, pp. 246-47
Nutter, p. 460
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Arm these Thy soldiers, mighty Lord,
With shield of faith and Spirit's sword;
Forth to the battle may they go,
And boldly fight against the foe,
With banner of the Cross unfurl'd,
And by it overcome the world;
And so at last receive from Thee
The palm and crown of victory.