February 20, 1912, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 23, 2004, Alexandria, Virginia.
Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Ernest was the son of Sisag Krikor Emurian, an Armenian immigrant pastor, and Grace Ruliffson Jenanyan, and husband of Margaret Holt.
He attended Davidson College, North Carolina (BA); Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia (BD); and Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey (ThM). Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, 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, 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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