Pierce, Robert B.

Robert B. Pierce is professor emeritus of English from Oberlin College. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Stable- Lamp is Lighted
2010 0-7734-3650-2
Richard Wilbur’s lyric “A Stable-Lamp is Lighted,” originally written to be sung chorally at a candlelight service at Wesleyan University in 1958, is both a much admired poem sung by church choirs in Advent and Christmas concerts and a successful hymn text. Wilbur’s text combines the attributes of a text for congregational and choral singing with those of a Modernist poem.