Born: August 5, 1838, Concord, New Hampshire.
Died: August 17, 1920, Concord, Massachusetts.
Buried: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts.
A graduate of Williams College (MA 1861) and the General Theological Seminary, New York City (DD 1865), Hutchins became an Episcopal minister in 1865.
He served as rector of Saint John’s, Lowell, Massachusetts (1867); assistant pastor at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, New York (1869–72); and rector of Grace Church, Medford, Massachusetts (1872–90).
He also served as assistant secretary of the General Convention (1871 & 1874) and Secretary of the Convention (1877), and edited the weekly publication The Parish Choir from 1874 to shortly before his death.
Hutchins put out many books, but so far we have not seen any lyrics or music that he wrote. His publications include: