Authors:Henry Ware Jr
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|Henry Ware Jr|
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|Born||April 21, 1794, Hingham, Massachusetts.|
|Died||September 25, 1843, Framingham, Massachusetts.|
|Buried||Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.|
|Best known for||Hymns:Lift your glad voices in triumph on,Hymns:We rear not a temple like Judahs|
Henry Ware, Jr.; (1794 to 1843) , a Unitarian minister and professor of theology, was born at Hingham, Mass., April 21, 1794; graduated at Harvard College in 1812, and taught school for two or three years in Exeter Academy; was licensed to preach in the Unitarian Church in 1815; became pastor of the Second Unitarian Church of Boston in 1817, and in 1829, his health being impaired, Ralph Waldo Emerson was called in to be his assistant pastor.
In 1830 he became Professor of Sacred Rhetoric and Pastoral Theology in the Cambridge Theological School, continuing there until 1842, when he resigned. He died at Framingham September 25, 1843. Four years after his death his works were collected and publish in four volumes. He wrote a large number of hymns, about a dozen or more of which are possessed of more than ordinary excellence and are in common use, particularly among Unitarians.