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Henry K. Oliver

1800 - 1885 Person Name: Henry Kemble Oliver Composer of "HARMONY GROVE" in Evangelical Lutheran hymnal Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) was educated at Harvard and Dartmouth. He taught in the public schools of Salem (1818-1842) and was superintendent of the Atlantic Cotton Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1848-1858). His civic service included being mayor of Lawrence (1859­1861) and Salem (1877-1880), state treasurer (1861-1865), and organizer of the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics and Labor (1867-1873). Oliver was organist at several churches, including Park Street Congregational Church in Boston, North Church in Salem, and the Unitarian Church in Lawrence. A founder of the Mozart Association and several choral societies in Salem, he published his hymn tunes in Hymn and Psalm Tunes (1860) and Original Hymn Tunes (1875). Bert Polman

E. Cronenwett

1841 - 1931 Person Name: Rev. Emanuel Cronenwett, D. D. Author of "A holy state is wedded life" in Evangelical Lutheran hymnal Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure. Holy Scripture. 9. The Spirit's fruits are peace and love. Fruits of the Spirit. 10. 'Tis a marvel in our eyes. Foundation Stone laying of a Church. 11. To Thee, our fathers' God, we bow. Domestic Worship. 12. Unto Caesar let us render. National Thanksgiving. 13. We have a sure, prophetic word. Holy Scripture. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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