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Ernest W. Shurtleff

Ernest W. Shurtleff
Short Name: Ernest W. Shurtleff
Full Name: Shurtleff, Ernest Warburton, 1862-1917
Birth Year: 1862
Death Year: 1917

Before studying at Andover, Ernest W. Shurtleff (Boston, MA, 1862; d. Paris, France, 1917) attended Harvard University. He served Congregational churches in Ventura, California; Old Plymouth, Massachusetts; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, before moving to Europe. In 1905 he established the American Church in Frankfurt, and in 1906 he moved to Paris, where he was involved in student ministry at the Academy Vitti. During World War I he and his wife were active in refugee relief work in Paris. Shurtleff wrote a number of books, including Poems (1883), Easter Gleams (1885), Song of Hope (1886), and Song on the Waters (1913).

Bert Polman
Shurtleff, Ernest Warburton, b. at Boston, Mass., April 4, 1862, and educated at Boston Latin School, Harvard University, and Andover Theo. Seminary (1887). Entering the Congregational Ministry, he was Pastor at Palmer and Plymouth, Mass., and is now (1905) Minister of First Church, Minneapolis, Minn. His works include Poems, 1883, Easter Gleams, 1883, and others. His hymn, "Lead on, O King Eternal" (Christian Warfare), was written as a parting hymn to his class of fellow students at Andover, and was included in Hymns of the Faith, Boston, 1887. It has since appeared in several collections. [M. C. Hazard, Ph.D].

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Texts by Ernest W. Shurtleff (9)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Agnanayon ñga Ari, idalannacamiErnest W. Shurtleff (Author)Tagalog2
Come, let us join with faithful soulsErnest Shurtleff (Author)English25
Conduce, Rey eternoErnest W. Shurtleff, 1862-1917 (Author)Spanish4
Ich bin bei Gott in gnaden, Durch Christi blut und todErnest W. Shurtleff (Author)German2
Lead on, O King Eternal, The day of march has comeErnest W. Shurtleff (Author)English375
The day of ResurrectionErnest W. Shurtleff (Author (C))English1
Ven Tú, ¡oh Rey eterno!Ernest W. Shurtleff (Author)Spanish10
Voran mit Gott JehovaErnest W. Shurtleff (Author)German2
Wheresoe'er my journeyErnest W. Shurtleff (Author)2

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