Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 20, 1912, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 23, 2004, Al­ex­an­dria, Vir­gin­ia.

Buried: Co­lum­bia Gar­dens Ce­me­te­ry, Ar­ling­ton, Vir­gin­ia.


Ernest was the son of Si­sag Kri­kor Emur­i­an, an Ar­me­ni­an im­mi­grant pas­tor, and Grace Ru­liff­son Je­nan­yan, and hus­band of Mar­ga­ret Holt.

He at­tend­ed Da­vid­son Col­lege, North Ca­ro­li­na (BA); Un­ion The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, Rich­mond, Vir­gin­ia (BD); and Prince­ton The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, New Jersey (ThM). Ran­dolph-Ma­con Col­lege, Ash­land, Vir­gin­ia, con­ferred an hon­or­a­ry Doc­tor of Di­vin­i­ty de­gree on him in 1971

Emurian was pas­tor of the Cher­ry­dale Unit­ed Me­thod­ist Church, Ar­ling­ton, Vir­gin­ia, for 19 years, re­tir­ing in 1981.

He wrote some 19 books and 60 hymns, as well as hymn tunes, an­thems, and po­pu­lar songs.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Emur­i­an (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?