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Harpeth Valley

Where prophet's word and martyr's blood

Author: Samuel Longfellow (1864)
Tune: HARPETH VALLEY
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 Where prophet’s word and martyr’s blood,
And prayers of saints were sown.
We to their labors ent’ring in
Would reap where they have strown.

2 Oh Thou whose call our hearts has stirred!
To do Thy will we come.
Thrust in our sickles at Thy word
And bear our harvest home.

Author: Samuel Longfellow

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Where prophet's word and martyr's blood
Title: Harpeth Valley
Author: Samuel Longfellow (1864)
Meter: 8.6.8.6



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