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 >
GENEVAN 12 first appeared in the 1551 Genevan Psalter and has thus been attributed to Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3), music editor for the 1551 edition. It is also known as DONNE SECOURS, the first two words of the French text for Psalm 12. The tune is included in many English-language hymnals because of i…