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Ernest Warburton Shurtleff

SHURTLEFF, Ernest Warburton. b. Boston, Massachusetts, 4 April 1862; d. Paris, France, August 1917. He was educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard University, with a further period of study at the New Church (Swedenborgian) Theological Seminary. He trained for the Congregational ministry at Andover Theological College, graduating in 1888. For the graduation ceremony he wrote the hymn by which he is still known, ‘Lead on, O King eternal’*. He subsequently served as a minister at Buenaventura, California (1889-91), Old Plymouth and Palmer, Massachusetts (1891-98), and Minneapolis, Minnesota (1898-1905), before moving in 1905 to Frankfurt, Germany, to set up the American church there...

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