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 Henry Van Dyke

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Henry Van Dyke Famous memorial

Birth
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
10 Apr 1933 (aged 80)
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID
2952 View Source

Poet, Author. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, he was a professor, Presbyterian clergyman, poet, author and diplomat. He taught English at Princeton University and lectured at the University of Paris. He chaired the committee that wrote the first book of Presbyterian liturgy, "The Book of Common Worship of 1906." President Woodrow Wilson appointed him Ambassador to The Netherlands and Luxembourg, a post he held from 1913 to 1917. An author of short stories and poetry with spiritual themes, several of his poems became the lyrics to hymns, including "Joyful, joyful we adore thee" set to the tune of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." His most well known poem and much quoted is "Gone From My Sight."

Poet, Author. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, he was a professor, Presbyterian clergyman, poet, author and diplomat. He taught English at Princeton University and lectured at the University of Paris. He chaired the committee that wrote the first book of Presbyterian liturgy, "The Book of Common Worship of 1906." President Woodrow Wilson appointed him Ambassador to The Netherlands and Luxembourg, a post he held from 1913 to 1917. An author of short stories and poetry with spiritual themes, several of his poems became the lyrics to hymns, including "Joyful, joyful we adore thee" set to the tune of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." His most well known poem and much quoted is "Gone From My Sight."

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  • Added: 16 May 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 2952
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2952/henry-van_dyke: accessed ), memorial page for Henry Van Dyke (10 Nov 1852–10 Apr 1933), Find a Grave Memorial ID 2952, citing Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.