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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Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…
Display Title: We Thank Thee That Thy MandateFirst Line: We thank Thee that Thy mandateTune Title: LANCASHIREAuthor: Ernest K. EmurianMeter: 7 6 7 6 D.Scripture: Matthew 10:8; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:20Date: 1974Subject: Education | Christian; Schools |