Emily Huntington Miller

Emily Huntington Miller
Short Name: Emily Huntington Miller
Full Name: Miller, Emily Huntington 1833-1913
Birth Year: 1833
Death Year: 1913

Miller, Emily, née Huntingdon, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Huntington, D.D., was born at Brooklyn, Connecticut, Oct. 22, 1833: and was subsequently married to Professor Miller. Mrs. Miller is joint editor of The Little Corporal, published at Chicago, in which several of her poetical pieces appeared. Of her hymns the most widely known are:—
1. Enter Thy temple, glorious King. Opening of a Place of Worship. This was written for the opening of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Akron, Ohio, 1861; and is in several collections, including the Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, 1878.
2. I love to hear the story. Early Piety. Written for and published in The Little Corporal, 1867. This is in extensive use in Great Britain and America. It was included in Hymns Ancient & Modern, in 1875.
3. Beyond the dark river of death. Heaven.
4. Blessed are the children. Early Piety.
5. Father, while the shadows fall. Evening.
6. Hark, the chorus swelling. Christmas.
7. I love the name of Jesus. Holy Name Jesus.
8. Jesus bids us shine. Early Piety.
9. Stay, trembling soul, and do not fear. Holy Communion.
10. Work and never weary, though thy strength be small. Perseverance.
Of these hymns, No. 7 is in the 1878 Additional Hymns to the Leeds Sunday School Hymn Book; No. 8, is in Barrett's Book of Praise for Children, 1881; No. 9, in Common Praise, 1879; and Nos. 4, 5, 6, and 10, in E. Hodder's New Sunday School Hymn Book, 2nd ed., 1868.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Miller, Emily, née Huntington, p. 1579, ii. Of Mrs. Miller's hymns, Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 10 were written for and first printed in The Little Corporal, as follows: 4—April, 1868; 5—Aug. 1868; 6—May, 1868; and 10—Sept. 1868. Nos. 7, 8, and 9 are not hers. No. 8, "Jesus bids us shine," she informs us is by Susan Warner. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Emily Clark Huntington Miller (October 22, 1833 – November 2, 1913) was an American author, editor, poet, and educator who co-founded St. Nicholas Magazine, a publication for children. Earlier in her career, she served as the Assistant Editor of The Little Corporal, a children's magazine and Associate Editor of the Ladies' Home Journal. Miller and Jennie Fowler Willing were involved with organizing a convention in Cleveland in 1874, at which the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union was formed. In September 1891, Miller was appointed Dean of Women at Northwestern University in Illinois.

Texts by Emily Huntington Miller (38)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Amatan historion rakontu nun al miEmily Huntington Miller (Author)Esperanto3
Before our homes, whose holy lightEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English2
Beyond the dark river of deathEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English11
Blessed are the childrenEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English2
Breath of the Lord that moved of oldEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
Children sing in happy measureEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
Come, brave little soldiers, who stand for the rightEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English1
Come, hearts in whose pulses the summer is warmEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English2
Enter thy temple, glorious KingMrs. Emily H. Miller (Author)English4
Father in heaven, while angelsEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
Father, while the shadows fallEmily Huntington Miller (Author)10
God of all comfort, calm and fairEmily Huntington Miller (Author)5
Great Builder, from whose perfect thoughtEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English2
Hark, the chorus swellingEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English2
Here in this temple, filled so longEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
Ho, ho, ho! the wild winds blowEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English2
I love the name of Jesus (Miller)Emily Huntington Miller (Author)English3
Bydd canu yn y nefoeddE. H. Miller (Author)Welsh1
I love to hear the story Which angel voices tellEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English152
I love to tell the story which angel voices tellEmily Miller (Author)10
Jesus bids us shine with a clear, pure lightEmily H. Miller (Author)English22
Kingdom of light, whose morning starEmily H. Miller (Author)4
Lord, whose goodness everEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
Mellow chimes are stealingEmily Huntington Miller (Author)4
O land of the blessed, thy shadowless skiesEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English16
O merry is the greenwoodEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
O realm of light, whose morning starEmily Huntington Miller (Author)3
On His shining throne aboveEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English2
Qué estás haciendo por CristoEmily Huntington Miller (Author)Spanish2
Ring out, merry bells in the steepleEmily Huntington Miller (Author)English4
Softly down the happy valleyEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
Tell the blessed tidings, Children of the KingE. H. M. (Author)11
Thou art our Father, From thy handEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
Tinkle, tinkle, silver clearEmily Huntington Miller (Author)3
To him that loved us who canEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
Walk with us, Lord, as whenEmily Huntington Miller (Author)3
We love to hear the storyEmily Huntington Miller (Author)2
What can I do for Jesus! Who died that I might live!Emily Huntington Miller (Author)English2

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