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