1833 - 1913 Person Name: Emily H. Miller Author of "Tell the Blessèd Tidings" in The Cyber Hymnal 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)
Emily Huntington Miller