Born: February 18, 1867, Harveysburg, Ohio.
Died: July 23, 1956, Arlington, Massachusetts.
Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ham began his career as a journalist and bank clerk in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ordained a Unitarian minister in 1898, he pastored in Chattanooga (1898-1904); at the First Church in Dallas, Texas (1904-09); and in Reading (1909-34), Waverly (1934-42), and Gardner, Massachusetts (1943-45). The Meadville Theological School in Chicago, Illinois, awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1942, the year he retired. Ham’s works include:
The Golden Shuttle, 1896
The Kinchin Stories, 1914
Songs of the Spirit, 1932
Songs of Faith and Hope, 1940
O Mother-Heart, 1941… Go to person page >
The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (PHH 279) Festgesang (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. Mendelssohn's tune is similar…
Display Title: Ring, O ring, ye Christmas bells!First Line: Ring, O ring, ye Christmas bells!Tune Title: HERALD ANGELS (MENDELSSOHN)Author: Marion Franklin HamMeter: Ten 7'sDate: 1935Subject: Christmas |