Sep­tem­ber 16, 1796, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Ap­ril 8, 1877, New York City.

St. Johnland Ce­me­te­ry, Kings Park, New York.


Grandson of Henry Melchior Mühlenberg, patriarch of American Lu­ther­anism, William graduated from the University of Penn­syl­van­ia (where he helped found the Philomathean Society), and was ordained an Episcopal minister in 1817. He served at St. James Church, Lancaster, Penn­syl­van­ia, and Church of the Holy Communion, New York. He founded the Flushing Institute, New York, in 1828, and St. Luke’s Hospital in 1855. He also founded The Ev­an­ge­li­cal Catholic, a church newspaper, and was instrumental in getting the Episcopal church to expand its use of hymns in worship. His works in­clude:

Mühlenberg also served on the committee that produced the 1828 Protestant Episcopal hymnal.

  1. Carol, Brothers, Carol
  2. How Short the Race Our Friend Has Run
  3. I Would Not Live Alway
  4. Jesus’ Name Shall Ever Be
  5. King of Kings, and Wilt Thou Deign
  6. Like Noah’s Weary Dove
    • Behold the Ark of God
    • Oh Cease, My Wandering Soul
  7. Mellow Eve Is Gliding, The
  8. Savior, Who Thy Flock Art Feeding
  9. Shout the Glad Tidings
    • Zion, the Marvelous Story Be Telling
  10. Since o’er Thy Footstool Here Below
  11. Thine Handmaid, Savior, Can It Be?