Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Short Name: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Full Name: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Birth Year: 1803
Death Year: 1882

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, son of an Unitarian Minister, was born at Boston, U.S., May 25, 1803. He was educated for the Unitarian Ministry, and acted, 1829-32, as one of their ministers. Ultimately he left the ministry, and devoted himself to lecturing and literature. As a philosopher, essayist, and poet he rose to a distinguished position. He died at Concord, Massachusetts, April 27, 1882. His published works include Poems, 1846; Orations, Lectures, and Addresses, 1844; Representative Men, 1850; English Traits, 1856, &c. His hymns are not numerous.

They include:—
1. Out from the heart of nature rolled. The Everlasting Word. This is part of his poem The Problem, published in the Dial, July, 1840; and then in the 1st ed. of his Poems, 1846. It was included in the Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 636; and Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, No. 112.
2. We love the venerable house. The House of God. Written in 1833, for the Ordination of the Rev. Chandler Bobbins, who succeeded Emerson as Minister of the Second (Unitarian) Church, Boston. It is in the Hymns of thd Spirit, 1864, No. 224; and Martineau's Hymns of Praise and Prayer, 1873.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by Ralph Waldo Emerson (15)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All before us lies the wayRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
And they serve men austerelyRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
Earth's crammed with heavenRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
For flowers that bloom about our feetRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English3
In May, when sea winds pierced out solitudesRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
Knows he who tills this lonely fieldRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
No number tallies nature upRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
Not from a vain or shallow thoughtRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
Not gold, but only men can makeRalph Waldon Emerson, 1803-1882 (Author)1
Out from the heart of nature rolledRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English1
So nigh is grandeur to our dustR. W. Emerson, 1803-1882 (Author)English2
Stainless soldier on the walls, Knowing this, he knows no moreRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English3
The south wind brings life sunshine and desireRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
We love the venerable houseRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English30
We sing of golden morningsRalph Waldo Emrson, 1803-1882 (Author)English4
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