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 (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All before us lies the wayRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)2
And they serve men austerelyRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)2
Earth's crammed with heavenRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)English2
For flowers that bloom about our feetRalph W. Emerson, 1803-1882 (Author)2
In May, when sea winds pierced out solitudesRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)2
Knows he who tills this lonely fieldRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)2
Not from a vain or shallow thoughtRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)2
Not gold, but only men can makeRalph Waldon Emerson, 1803-1882 (Author)1
Stainless soldier on the walls, Knowing thisRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)3
The south wind brings life sunshine and desireRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)2
We love the venerable houseR. W. Emerson (Author)English28
We sing of golden morningsRalph Waldo Emerson (Author)3
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