Born: Oc­to­ber 16, 1840, Fram­ing­ham, Mass­a­chu­setts.

Died: June 7, 1929, Ber­ke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia.

Hosmer grad­u­at­ed from Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty and Har­vard Di­vin­i­ty School and be­came a Un­i­tar­i­an min­is­ter. He served in North­bo­ro, Mass­a­chus­etts; Quincy, Ill­i­nois; St. Louis, Mis­souri; and Berk­e­ley, Cal­i­fornia. In 1880 and 1911, he helped pro­duce edi­tions of Unity Hymns and Car­ols. He was a rec­og­nized au­thor­i­ty on hymn­o­dy, and taught the sub­ject at Har­vard Di­vin­ity School.



  1. Father, to Thee We Look in All Our Sorrow
  2. Forward Through the Ages
  3. From Age to Age How Grandly Rise
  4. From Age to Age They Gather
  5. From Ma­ny Ways and Wide Apart
  6. Go Not, My Soul, in Search of Him
  7. Hear, Hear, O Ye Nations
  8. I Cannot Think of Them as Dead
  9. I Little See
  10. Immortal by their Deed and Word
  11. Ma­ny Things in Life There Are
  12. Not Always on the Mount
  13. Not When, with Self Dissatisfied
  14. Now While the Day in Trailing Splendor
  15. O Beautiful, My Country
  16. O Day of Light and Gladness
  17. O Light, from Age to Age the Same
  18. O Lord of Life, Where’er They Be
  19. O Name, All Other Names Above
  20. O Prophet Souls of All the Years
  21. O Thou, in All Thy Might So Far
  22. O Thou in Lonely Vigil Led
  23. O Thou Who Art of All That Is
  24. O Thou Whose Spirit Witness Bears
  25. On Eyes That Watch Through Sorrow’s Night
  26. Rose Is Queen Among the Flowers, The
  27. Thought of God, The
  28. Thy Kingdom Come, O God
  29. Thy Kingdom Come, on Bended Knee
  30. We Cannot Think of Them as Dead
  31. We Pray No More, Made Lowly Wise
  32. When Courage Fails, and Faith Burns Low
  33. Where Men on Mounts of Vision