June 18, 1819, Port­land, Maine.

Oc­to­ber 3, 1892, Cape Eliz­a­beth, Maine.

West­ern Ce­me­te­ry, Portl­and, Maine.


Younger bro­ther of Hen­ry Longfellow, Sam­u­el at­tend­ed Har­vard Col­lege and Cam­bridge Div­in­i­ty School.

Ordained a Un­i­tar­i­an min­is­ter, he served church­es in Fall Ri­ver, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1848); Brook­lyn, New York (1853); and Ger­man­town, Penn­syl­van­ia (1860).

His works in­clude:

  1. Again, as Ev­en­ing’s Sha­dow Falls
  2. As Dark­er, Dark­er, Fall Around
  3. Beneath the Sha­dow of the Cross
  4. Bless Thou the Gifts Our Hands Have Brought
  5. Eternal One, Thou Liv­ing God
  6. Father, Give Thy Ben­e­dic­tion
  7. Go Forth to Life, O Child of Earth
  8. God of Ag­es and of Na­tions
  9. God of the Earth, the Sky, the Sea!
  10. God of Truth, Thy Sons Should Be
  11. God’s Trum­pet Wakes the Slum­ber­ing World
  12. Golden Sea Its Mir­ror Spreads, The
  13. Growing Light, The
  14. He Who Him­self and God Would Know
  15. He Who, in Feal­ty to the Truth
  16. Hear Us, Heav­en­ly Fa­ther
  17. Holy Spir­it, Source of Glad­ness
  18. Holy Spir­it, Truth Di­vine
  19. I Look to Thee in Ev­ery Need
  20. In the Be­gin­ning Was the Word
  21. Light of Ag­es and of Na­tions
  22. Light of Stars, The
  23. Lo the Earth Awakes Again
  24. Lo, the Earth Is Ris­en Again
  25. Love for All!
  26. Loving Friend to All Who Bowed, The
  27. New Year, New Life, New Love
  28. Now, on Land and Sea Des­cend­ing
  29. Now One Last Song, and Then We Part
  30. Now While We Sing Our Clos­ing Psalm
  31. Now with Cre­a­tion’s Morn­ing Song
  32. O Church of Free­dom and of Faith
  33. O Glad­some Light
  34. O God, in Whom We Live and Move
  35. O God, Thou Giv­er of All Good
  36. O God, Thy Child­ren Ga­thered Here
  37. O Ho­ly, Ho­ly, Ho­ly Art Thou
  38. O Life That Mak­est All Things New
  39. O Lord of Sea­sons, un­to Thee
  40. O, May Our Spir­its Learn to Reach
  41. O Still in Ac­cents Sweet and Strong
  42. O Thou in Whom We Live and Move
  43. O Thou Whose Li­ber­al Sun and Rain
  44. One Ho­ly Church of God Ap­pears
  45. Out of Ev­ery Clime and Peo­ple
  46. Out of the Dark, the Circ­ling Sphere
  47. Peace, Peace on Earth!
  48. Sing Forth His High Eter­nal Name
  49. Sing We Now Our Hymns of Glad­ness
  50. Soft as Fades the Sun­set Splen­dor
  51. Sweet June Days Are Come Again, The
  52. This Day in Ans­wer to God
  53. Thou Lord of Life, Our Sav­ing Health
  54. Thou, Who, Im­mut­a­ble and One
  55. ’Tis Win­ter Now, the Fall­en Snow
  56. To Love and Seek Re­turn
  57. Voice by Jor­dan’s Shore, A
  58. We Feel Thy Calm at Ev­en­ing’s Hour
  59. With Wid­er Views Comes Lof­ti­er Goal
  60. Wondrous Truths, and Man­i­fold as Won­drous