|Short Name:||Samuel Longfellow|
|Full Name:||Longfellow, Samuel, 1819-1892|
Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the following hymns:—
i. To A Book of Hymns , revised ed., 1848.
1. Beneath the shadow of the Cross. Love.
2. 0 God, thy children gathered here. Ordination.
ii. To the Vespers 1859.
3. Again as evening's shadow falls. Evening.
4. Now on land and sea descending. Evening.
iii. To the Hymns of the Spirit, 1864.
5. A voice by Jordan's shore. Advent.
6. Father, give Thy benediction. Ordination.
7. Go forth to life, 0 child of earth. Life's Mission.
8. God of ages and of nations. Holy Scriptures.
9. Holy Spirit, Truth divine. The Holy Spirit desired.
10. I look to Thee in every need. Trust in God.
11. In the beginning was the Word. The Word.
12. Love for all, and can it be? Lent. The Prodigal Son.
13. 0 God, in Whom we live and move. God's Law and Love.
14. 0 God, Thou Giver of all good. Prayer for Food.
15. O still in accents sweet and strong. Missions.
16. 0 Thou, Whose liberal sun and rain. Anniversary of Church dedication.
17. One holy Church of God appears. The Church Universal.
18. Out of the dark, the circling sphere. The Outlook.
19. Peace, peace on earth! the heart of man for ever. Peace on Earth.
20. The loving Friend to all who bowed. Jesus of Nazareth.
21. ’Tis winter now, the fallen snow. Winter.
Of these, hymn No. 2 was written for the Ordination of E. E. Hale (q. v.), at Worcester, 1846. Several are included in Martineau's Hymns, 1873.
Died Oct. 3, 1892. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Products by Samuel Longfellow (5)||As|
|A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed.||Samuel Longfellow (Editor)|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.)||Samuel Longfellow (Editor)|
|Book of hymns for public and private devotion||Longfellow, Samuel (Author)|
|Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home||S. Longfellow (Editor)|
|Hymns of the Spirit||S. Longfellow (Editor)|