a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » Cambridge & Harvard » Fair Harvard

Fair Harvard

THE UNIVERSITY CHOIR 

FAIR HARVARD
(verses 1 and 4)

Photo by Kris Snibbe - Harvard News Office

The University Choir
Photo by Kris Snibbe – Harvard News Office

Fair Harvard! we all to thy Jubilee throng,
And with blessings surrender thee o’er,
By these Festival rites, from the Age that is past
To the Age that is waiting before.
O Relic and Type of our ancestors’ worth,
That hast long kept their memory warm.
First flow’r of their wilderness! star of their night!
Calm rising thro’ change and thro storm.
Farewell! be thy destinies onward and bright!
To thy children the lesson still give,
With freedom to think, and with patience to bear,
And for Right ever bravely to live.
Let not moss-cover’d Error moor thee at its side,
As the world on Truth’s current glides by,
Be the herald of Light, and the bearer of Love,
Till the stock of the Puritans die.

– Samuel Gilman, 1811


YOU MAY ORDER

Mandela At Harvard 

Cambridge Forum Radio Program – a 30 minute CD featuring Mandela’s Harvard Address for $15.

E-mail:  [email protected] or telephone 617-495-2727.

Series Navigation<< Convocation: Justice Margaret MarshallPart Two: Harvard Students Speak Out >>
Categories: Cambridge & Harvard, Religion & Culture, Social Reform

Notable in UU History
William Hickling Prescott

Notable American Unitarians: Literature – William Hickling Prescott

William Hickling Prescott, 1796-1859 William Prescott was the son of a prominent family, his grandfather having ... Read More

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Women’s Rights: Legacy of Emerson Series

The Living Legacy of Ralph Waldo Emerson “If women feel wronged then they are wronged...I should ... Read More
Lotta Hitschmanova

Lotta Hitschmanova: Founder, Unitarian Service Committee of Canada, 1909 – 1990

From the First Unitarian Church of Ottawa Dr. Lotta (as she is known) was a refugee ... Read More
Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the ... Read More