1879–1964
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No­vem­ber 29, 1879, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Ap­ril 3, 1964, New York Ci­ty.

Com­mun­i­ty Church of New York Un­i­tar­i­an Un­i­ver­sal­ist, New York Ci­ty.

Holmes gra­du­at­ed from Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa. His grand­fa­ther, John Cum­mings Haynes, man­ag­er of the Ol­iv­er Dit­son mu­sic pub­lish­ing house, helped pay his Har­vard tu­it­ion.

Holmes was or­dained in 1904, and be­came min­is­ter of the Un­i­tar­i­an Third Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Dor­ches­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts. In Feb­ru­a­ry 1907, he be­came jun­ior min­is­ter at the Church of the Mes­si­ah in New York Ci­ty.

His works in­clude:

  1. All Hail the Pa­geant of the Years
  2. Almighty God, Be­neath Whose Eye
  3. America Tri­um­phant, Brave Land of Pi­o­neers
  4. God of the Na­tions, Near and Far
  5. God of the Search­ing Mind
  6. Now Give Heart’s On­ward Ha­bit
  7. O, Father, Thou Who Giv­est All
  8. O Fa­ther, While I Live, I Pray
  9. O God, Whose Law from Age to Age
  10. O God, Whose Love Is ov­er All
  11. O God, Whose Smile Is in the Sky
  12. O Lord of Stars and Sun­light
  13. O Thou, Whose Pre­sence Moved Be­fore
  14. O’er Con­ti­nent and Ocean
  15. Show to Us Thy Way, O God
  16. Thou God of All, Whose Spir­it Moves
  17. Thou God, Whose Liv­ing Voice Was Heard
  18. Though Man, the Fiery El­e­ment, Sink
  19. Voice of God Is Call­ing, The