Feb­ru­a­ry 19, 1802, Detroit, Michigan.

De­cem­ber 23, 1881, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Grove Street Ce­me­te­ry, New Haven, Con­nec­ti­cut.


Leonard’s father was David Ba­con, missionary to the In­di­ans. In his childhood years in Tall­madge, Ohio, Leo­nard was a classmate to John Brown, who later became a noted abolitionist.

Bacon matriculated at Yale Un­i­versity in autumn 1817. After graduation, he entered An­do­ver The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­a­ry. He was ordained as an evangelist by the Hart­ford North Con­so­ci­a­tion, assembled at Wind­sor, Con­nec­ti­cut, September 28, 1824. In 1825, he became pastor of the First Church in New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Bacon’s works in­clude:

  1. Come, God Creator, Holy Ghost
  2. God of Our Fathers, to Thy Throne
  3. Hail, Tranquil Hour of Closing Day
  4. Here, Lord of Life and Light, to Thee
  5. How Sweet, Through Long Remembered Years
  6. Land Where the Bones of Our Fathers Are
  7. O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand
  8. O God of Abraham, Ever Sure
  9. O Thou Who Hast Died to Redeem Us from Hell
  10. Though Now the Nations Sit Beneath
  11. Wake the Song of Jubilee
  12. Weep Not for the Saint That Ascends