Browning, Elizabeth, née Barrett, daughter of Mr. Barrett, an English country gentleman, and wife of Robert Browning, the poet, was born in London 1809, and died at Florence in 1861. As a poetess she stands at the head of English female writers, and her secular works are well known. Sacred pieces from her works are in common use in America. They include:
1. God, named Love, whose fount Thou art. Love.
2. How high Thou art! Our songs can own. Divine Perfection.
3. Of all the thought of God, that are. Death.
4. What would we give to our beloved? Pt. ii. of No. 3.
5. When Jesus' friend had ceased to be. Friendship. Based on the death of Lazarus.
These hymns are in Beecher's Plymouth Collection 1855; Hedge and Huntington's… Go to person page >
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, son of an Unitarian Minister, was born at Boston, U.S., May 25, 1803. He was educated for the Unitarian Ministry, and acted, 1829-32, as one of their ministers. Ultimately he left the ministry, and devoted himself to lecturing and literature. As a philosopher, essayist, and poet he rose to a distinguished position. He died at Concord, Massachusetts, April 27, 1882. His published works include Poems, 1846; Orations, Lectures, and Addresses, 1844; Representative Men, 1850; English Traits, 1856, &c. His hymns are not numerous.
1. Out from the heart of nature rolled. The Everlasting Word. This is part of his poem The Problem, published in the Dial, July, 1840; and then in the 1st ed. of his Po… Go to person page >
Author: Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman; also known as Walter Whitman; b. May 31, 1819, West Hills, Long Island, N.Y., d. Mar. 26, 1892, Camden, N.J.; American poet and essayist Go to person page >
Display Title: Cosmic FestivalFirst Line: Earth's crammed with heavenTune Title: [Earth's crammed with heaven]Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Walt WhitmanDate: 1977Subject: The Church | Its Worship and Praise of God