Ap­ril 29, 1832, Wil­li­man­tic, Con­nec­ti­cut.


A Bap­tist minister, Brown pastored churches in South Fram­ing­ham and Can­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1859–70).

Retiring from pastoral work due to vocal disability, he was a contributor and editor of the Youth’s Companion for more than 40 years, and a member of the office staff for the last 20. From 1880–90, he contributed hymns more or less regularly to the quartet and antiphonal chorus service at the Rug­gles Street Church in Bo­ston, Mas­sa­chu­setts. His works in­clude:

  1. Banner of Immanuel
  2. Go On, Go On, My Brother!
  3. Harvest Home
  4. He Rose! O Morn of Wonder!
  5. Life’s Annual Twelve O’clock
  6. Like Stars That Hide at Morning
  7. O Short Was His Slumber
  8. Ring Out Your Pure Hosannas
  9. What Tho’ I’m but a Child
  10. Ye Winds That Once by Chebar’s Flood