Who is Henry Van Dyke

Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (November 10, 1852 – April 10, 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman.

Early life Van Dyke was born on November 10, 1852, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Henry Jackson van Dyke Sr. (1822–1891), a prominent Brooklyn Presbyterian clergyman known in the antebellum years for his anti-abolitionist views. The family traced its roots to Jan Thomasse van Dijk, who emigrated from Holland to North America in 1652.

The younger Henry van Dyke graduated from Poly Prep Country Day School in 1869, Princeton University, in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877.

Career He served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. Among the many stude...
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Henry Van Dyke Poems

  • The Mocking-bird
    In mirth he mocks the other birds at noon,
    Catching the lilt of every easy tune;
    But when the day departs he sings of love,--
    His own wild song beneath the listening moon....
  • Liberty Enlightening The World
    Thou warden of the western gate, above Manhatten Bay,
    The fogs of doubt that hid thy face are driven clean away:
    Thine eyes at last look far and clear, thou liftest high thy hand
    To spread the light of liberty world-wide for every land. ...
  • Jeanne D'arc
    The land was broken in despair,
    The princes quarrelled in the dark,
    When clear and tranquil, through the troubled air
    Of selfish minds and wills that did not dare, ...
  • The Heavenly Hills Of Holland
    The heavenly hills of Holland,--
    How wondrously they rise
    Above the smooth green pastures
    Into the azure skies! ...
  • Late Spring
    I

    Ah, who will tell me, in these leaden days,
    Why the sweet Spring delays, ...
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Heart 65 Love 61 I Love You 61 Long 45 Life 44 Light 38 Sweet 32 Away 31 World 30 God 30


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  • Chrishutch31: ... who’s regarded by some as the greatest missionary since paul. i like this version from henry van dyke because it tells of st. boniface using stories of his life to explain ephesians 6:10-20 to a boy and how both religion and the “life of warriors & heroes” can fit together. 2
  • Johncpacker: gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. henry van dyke
  • _astenjohnson_: "time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." - henry van dyke, american author, educator, diplomat, and clergyman
  • Wellsint: happy u.s. thanksgiving!!! as the end-of-year holiday season begins, consider this quote: gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. ~ henry van dyke
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