Now while we sing our closing psalm,
With rev’rent lips and glowing heart,
May peace from out th’eternal calm
Rest on our spirits as we part.
May light, to guard us ev’ry hour,
From Thee, eternal Sun, descend:
And strength from Thee, Almighty Power,
Be with us now, and to the end!
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 >
Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…
Display Title: Now While We Sing Our Closing PsalmFirst Line: Now while we sing our closing psalmTune Title: [Now while we sing our closing psalm]Author: Samuel LongfellowDate: 1906Subject: Calmness | ; Parting Hymns | ; Praise | general; Prayer Meeting | Closing; Worship | ; Worship | Closing