April 21, 1794, Hingham, Massachusetts.

September 22, 1843, Framingham, Massachusetts.

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Henry was the son of Unitarian minister Henry Ware, Sr., and Mary Clarke, and husband of Elizabeth Watson Waterhouse and Mary Lovell Pickard. He attended Harvard and became an assistant teacher at Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

In 1815, the Boston Unitarian Association licensed Ware to preach, and in 1817, he was ordained and became pastor of the Second Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Care at the Harvard Divinity School (1829-42). He also edited the Christian Disciple (later renamed the Christian Examiner), and ran the Society for Religious Improvement at Harvard University (his father was on the faculty there, as well). A two volume Memoir and a four volume Works were published three years after his death.

  1. All Nature’s Works His Praise Declare
  2. Around the Throne of God
    • O Holy, Holy Lord
  3. Dwelling Place of God, The
  4. Farewell, Dear Scenes of Study and Devotion
  5. Father of Earth and Heaven
  6. Father, Thy Gentle Chastisement
  7. Feed My Sheep, the Savior Said
  8. Fling Wide the Temple Door!
  9. Give Praise to the God of Our Fathers
  10. God Is a Spirit, Great and Just
  11. Great God, the Followers of Thy Son
  12. Great King of All, Our Nation’s God
  13. Happy the Home When God Is There
  14. How Beautiful the Feet of Those
  15. In This Glad Hour When Children Meet
  16. Lift Your Glad Voices in Triumph on High
  17. Like Israel’s Hosts to Exile Driven
  18. O Thou in Whom Alone Is Found
  19. O Thou Who for Thyself Didst Raise
  20. O Thou Who on Thy Chosen Son
  21. Oppression Shall Not Always Reign
  22. To Prayer, to Prayer
  23. We Praise the Lord, Who o’er the Sea
  24. We Rear Not a Temple
  25. With Praise and Prayer Our Gift We Bring