Whittier’s poems are patriotic, and many have been turned into hymns. “The Brewing of Soma,” his most famous poem, fervently demonstrates his Quaker ideal of universalism. Ives uses an excerpt of this poem in his song “Serenity.”
Whittier was also instrumental in the formation of the Republican party.
John Greenleaf Whittier: Selected Poems
The Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: A Readers’ Edition
American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 1: Philip Freneau to Walt Whitman
Composer(s): Charles IvesFree via IMSLP