Sep­tem­ber 24, 1837, Bath, Maine.

De­cem­ber 7, 1915, Washington, DC.

Bath, Maine.


Frank was the son of William Dunning Sewall and Rachel Allen Trufant. He graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1858, and served as pastor of the Glenview Swedenborgian Church in Glenview, Ohio. He went on to become president of Urbana College (now Urbana Un­i­ver­si­ty) in Urbana, Ohio (1870–86), and later pastor of the Swedenborgian National Church in Washington, D.C

Sewall translated several of the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg into English, as well as Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. He wrote words or music for over 20 hymns, and chaired the Swedenborgian Committee of Worship which compiled The Magnificat. He also wrote several children’s books, including Moody Mike (a Christmas story).

  1. Almighty Lord, We Praise in Thee
  2. Child and the Shepherd, The
  3. How the Lord from Heaven Came
  4. Jerusalem, Thou City Bright
  5. Keep Me, Savior, Near Thy Side
  6. Morn of Joy
  7. O Wonder Amazing
  8. Roll Out, O Song, to God!
  1. Arise, All Souls, Arise
  2. Blessed City
  3. Charles
  4. Come Children, with Singing
  5. O Jesus, Lord and Savior
  6. Rector Potens
  7. Savior and Regenerator
  8. Sewall
  9. Skara
  10. St. Cecilia
  11. Sursum Corda