Au­gust 29, 1809, Cambridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Oc­to­ber 7, 1894, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Mount Auburn Ce­me­te­ry, Cambridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


Son of Con­gre­ga­tion­al minister Abiel Holmes, Oliver taught anatomy and physiology at Harvard Medical School, where he eventually became dean. However, he is perhaps best remembered as an author, and as father of American Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In addition, with James Lowell, he helped found The Atlantic Monthly magazine in 1857. Holmes’ works in­clude:

  1. Angel of Peace
  2. Behold Not Him We Knew
  3. Father of All Life, Near and Far
  4. Father of Mercies, Heavenly Friend
  5. God Bless Our Fathers’ Land
  6. Land Where the Banners Wave Last in the Sun
  7. Lord of All Being
  8. Lord of All Life, Below, Above
  9. Lord, Thou Hast Led Us as of Old
  10. Not Charity We Ask
  11. Not in the World of Light Alone
  12. O Lord of Hosts, Almighty King
  13. O Love Divine, That Stooped to Share
  14. Our Father, While Our Hearts Unlearn
  15. Soon Shall the Slumbering Morn Awake
  16. Sun of Our Life, Thy Quickening Ray
  17. This Is the Ship of Pearl
  18. Thou Gracious Power
  19. Though Scattered Far the Flock May Stray
  20. Triple Health to Friendship, Science, Art, A
  21. Waves Unbuild the Wasting shore, The
  22. We Trust and Fear, We Question and Believe
  23. What Flower Is This That Greets?
  24. Who Is the Shepherd Sent to Lead?