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A Stable Lamp Is Lighted

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Author: Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur was born in New York City on March 1, 1921. He graduated with a B.A. from Amherst, where he was editor of the college newspaper, in 1942. Youthful engagements with leftist causes caught the attention of federal investigators when he was in training as a U.S. Army cryptographer, and he was demoted to a front-line infantry position where he saw action in the field in Italy, France and Germany. (When the cryptographer in Wilbur’s unit was killed, Wilbur also took over that function.) After demobilization, he continued his studies at Harvard where he obtained an M.A. in 1947, the year his first book was published. He was a member of the prestigious Harvard Fellows and taught there until 1954, when he moved to Wellesley and then… Go to person page >



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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #224

African American Heritage Hymnal #198

Chalice Hymnal #141

Christian Worship (2008) #706


Common Praise #42

Gather Comprehensive #356

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Glory to God #160

Hymnal Supplement 1991 #728

Hymnal Supplement 98 #810

Hymnal Supplement II #24

Rejoice in the Lord #205

Sing to the Lord #2

The Book of Praise #219

The Hymnal 1982 #104

Worship (3rd ed.) #385

Worship and Rejoice #206

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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