Ernest K. Emurian

EMURIAN, Ernest K. b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 February 1912; d. Alexandria, Virginia, 23 January 2004. A hymn writer, author, hymn enthusiast, and a fourth-generation preacher, Emurian was the son of a composer, hymn writer, and publisher. He earned a BA (1931) from Davidson College (Davidson, North Carolina), a BD from Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, Virginia), and a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, New Jersey). He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, Virginia). Emurian served as an elder in Methodist and United Methodist congregations from 1936 until his retirement in 1981. His final pastorate was at...

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