December 12, 1805, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

August 21, 1890, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Hedge attended Harvard University and Divinity School, then pastored in Arlington, Massachusetts (1829–1835); Bangor, Maine (1835–1850); Providence, Rhode Island (1850–1856); and Brookline, Massachusetts (1856–1872). He edited The Christian Examiner (1857–1861), and served as president of the American Unitarian Association (1859–1862). He went on to teach ecclesiastical history (1857–1878) and German literature (1872–1882) at Harvard. His works include:

  1. Beneath Thine Hammer, Lord, I Lie
  2. Sovereign and Transforming Grace
  3. ’Twas in the East, the Mystic East
  4. ’Twas the Day When God’s Anointed
  1. Christ Hath Arisen!
  2. Holy Spirit, Fire Divine
  3. Mighty Fortress Is Our God, A
  4. Sun Is Still Forever Sounding, The