1840–1929

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 16, 1840, Fram­ing­ham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: June 7, 1929, Ber­ke­ley, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: Edg­ell Grove Ce­me­te­ry and Mau­so­leum, Fram­ing­ham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

Hosmer gra­du­at­ed from Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty and Har­vard Di­vi­ni­ty School, and be­came a Un­i­tar­i­an min­is­ter.

He served in North­bo­ro, Mas­sa­chu­setts; Quin­cy, Il­li­nois; St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri; and Ber­ke­ley, Cal­i­forn­ia.

He was a re­cog­nized au­thor­i­ty on hym­no­dy, and taught the subject at Har­va­rd Di­vi­ni­ty School.

Works

In 1880 and 1911, he helped pro­duce ed­it­ions of Un­i­ty Hymns and Ca­rols. His oth­er works in­clude:

Sources

Lyrics