Longfellow, Samuel, a Unitarian minister,
brother of the poet Henry W. Longfellow,
was born in Portland, Me., June 18, 1819.
He was graduated at Harvard in 1839, and
at the Divinity School, Cambridge, in 1846.
His first Church was at Fall River, Mass.
In 1853 he was installed pastor of the Second
Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, N. Y.,
where he remained until 1860. After that
he did not serve as a regular pastor. He
preached occasionally and engaged in a
variety of literary labor. He died at Portland,
Me., October 3, 1892. In connection with the
Rev. Samuel Johnson,
he compiled A Book of Hymns, 1846, and Hymns
of the Spirit, 1864. Three of his hymns appear
in this book. They are of far more than average merit.
|Again as evening's shadow falls
|I look to thee in every need
|O still in accents sweet and strong