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Light of ages and of nations

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

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First Line: Light of ages and of nations
Author: Samuel Longfellow



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Chapel Conference Songbook #d45

Chapel Hymns and Services #d61

Church and University Hymns #d92

Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d116

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Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #139

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #75

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Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #92

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Services for Congregational Worship #453

The Beacon Hymnal #d112

The Beacon Song and Service book #35

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d209

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The Students' Hymnal #74

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d197

We Sing of Life #d46

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