Born: February 20, 1912, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Died: January 23, 2004, Alexandria, Virginia.
Buried: Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Son of an Armenian immigrant pastor, Emurian attended Davidson College, North Carolina (BA); Union Theological Seminary, Virginia (BD); and Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey (ThM). Randolph-Macon College of Virginia also conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him in 1971. Emurian served as pastor of the Cherrydale United Methodist Church, Arlington, Virginia, for 19 years, until retiring in 1981. He wrote some 19 books and 60 hymns, as well as hymn tunes, anthems, and popular songs. His works include:
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Display Title: Our Hope Is in the Living GodFirst Line: Our hope is in the living GodTune Title: ST. CATHERINEAuthor: Ernest K. EmurianMeter: 188.8.131.52.8.8.Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:9; Colossians 1:27; 2 Timothy 2:12; Titus 3:7; 1 Peter 1:3Date: 1971