|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), p. 685
Longfellow, S., p. 685, i. Since Mr. Longfellow's death on Oct. 3, 1892, his hymns have been collected by his niece, Miss Alice Longfellow, as Hymns and Verses(Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1904.) From this work we find many of the hymns signed Anon, in the Index to Longfellow and Johnson's Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, were his; several of these, including E. Osier's "O God unseen, yet ever near," were popular English hymns which he rewrote from his own theological standpoint. These re¬written hymns are very widely used by Unitarians and others. During the last ten years the following additional hymns by S. Long¬fellow have come into common use:—
1. Eternal One, Thou living God. Faith in God.
2. God of the earth, the sky, the sea. God in Nature.
3. God's trumpet wakes the slumbering world. Call to duty.
4. Light of ages and of nations. God in and through all time.
5. Lo, the earth is risen again. Spring. (1876.)
6. Now while we sing our closing psalm. Close of Worship.
7. O Life that maketh all things new. Unity. (1874.)
8. O Thou in Whom we live and move. The Divine Law.
9. The summer days are come again. Summer. From his hymn,"The sweet[bright] June days are come again."
10. Thou Lord of lite, our saving health. In Sickness. (1886.)
Of these hymns Nos. 2, 3 appeared in the Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, and all with the dates appended in Hymns and Verses, 1904.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Texts by Samuel Longfellow (72)||As||Instances|
|A voice by Jordan's shore||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||21|
|Again, as evening's shadow falls||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892 (Author)||136|
|As darker, darker, fall around||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||15|
|Beneath the shadow of the cross||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||62|
|Bless Thou the gifts our hands have brought||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892 (Author)||31|
|Depth of mercy! can there be||Samuel Longfellow (Author (B))||1|
|E ka Uhane, mai ke ao||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892 (Author)||3|
|Eternal One, thou living God||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||21|
|Father, give thy benediction||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||26|
|Father, hear the prayer we offer! Not for ease that prayer shall be||Rev. Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892 (Author)||1|
|Flung to the heedless winds||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||3|
|Go forth to life, O child of earth||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||47|
|God of ages and [of] nations||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||7|
|God of the earth, the sky, the sea||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||99|
|God of truth thy sons should be||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||7|
|God's trumpet wakes the slumbering world||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||87|
|He who himself and God would know||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||7|
|He who, in fealty to the truth||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|Hear us, heavenly Father, hear us, give to us||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|Holy Ghost, with light divine||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||3|
|Holy Spirit, Source of gladness! Come with all thy radiance bright||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||14|
|Holy Spirit, Truth divine, Dawn upon this soul of mine||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||223|
|I look to thee in every need||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||80|
|In the beginning was the word; Athwart the chaos-night||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||5|
|Life of all that lives below!||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|Light of ages and of nations||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||15|
|Lo the earth again is risen||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|Lo the earth awakes again||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||3|
|Lo the earth is risen||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||28|
|Love for all and can it be||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||80|
|New year, new life, new love||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|Now on land and sea descending||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||98|
|Now one last song, and then we part||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||4|
|Now while we sing our closing psalm||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||9|
|Now with creation's morning song||Samuel Longfellow (Adapter)||6|
|O church of freedom and of faith||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|O gladsome Light, O grace of the Father immortal||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||1|
|O God, in whom we live and move, Thy Love is Law, Thy Law is Love||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892 (Author)||30|
|O God, thou Giver of all good||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||11|
|O God, thy children gathered here||S. Longfellow (Author)||10|
|O God, unseen yet ever near||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||12|
|O holy, holy, holy art thou||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|O life that maketh all things new||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||61|
|O Lord of seasons, unto Thee||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||5|
|O, may our spirits learn to reach||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|O still in accents sweet and strong||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||98|
|O thou in whom we live and move, Whose love in law||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||5|
|O thou whose liberal sun and rain||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||7|
|One holy church of God appears||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892 (Author)||69|
|Out of every clime and people||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||4|
|Out of the dark, the circling sphere||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||19|
|Peace, peace on earth, the heart of man forever||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||4|
|Sing forth his high eternal name||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||16|
|Sing we now our hymns of gladness||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||3|
|Soft as fades the sunset splendor||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||4|
|Spirit divine, attend our prayers||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||19|
|The golden sea its mirror spreads||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|The loving Friend to all who bowed||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||16|
|The summer days are come again||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||60|
|This day in answer to God's call||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892 (Author)||2|
|Thou Lord of life, our saving Health||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||44|
|Thou, who, immutable and one||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|'Tis winter now, the fallen snow||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||51|
|To love and seek return||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|We feel thy calm at evening's hour||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||3|
|We wait in faith, in prayer we wait||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|When my love to God grows weak||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|Where prophet's word and martyr's blood||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|With joy we claim the growing light||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|With wider views comes loftier goal||S. Longfellow (Author)||4|
|Within my breast there is no light||Samuel Longfellow (Author)||2|
|Wondrous truths, and manifold as wondrous||Longfellow (Author)||2|