November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts.

June 12, 1878, Long Island, New York. Bryant died from a fall after giving a speech in Central Park, New York City.

Roslyn Cemetery, Greenvale, New York.


A well known American poet, Bryant attended Williams College, and studied law. He founded the New York Review and edited the New York Evening Post. His most famous poem is probably Thanatopsis, but he also wrote a number of hymns. In 1869, Hymns by W. C. Bryant was privately printed.

  1. All Praise to Him of Nazareth
  2. All That in This Wide World We See
  3. All Things That Are on Earth
  4. Almighty, Listen While We Raise
  5. As Shadows Cast by Cloud and Sun
  6. Close Softly, Fondly, While Ye Weep
  7. Dear Ties of Mutual Succor Bind
  8. Deem Not That They Are Blest Alone
  9. Father, to Thy Kind Love We Owe
  10. How Shall I Know Thee in the Sphere Which Keeps
  11. Look from Thy Sphere of Endless Day
  12. Lord, Who Ordainest for Mankind
  13. Mighty One, Before Whose Face
  14. Not in the Solitude
  15. O God, Whose Dread and Dazzling Brow
  16. O North with All Thy Vales of Green
  17. O Thou Whose Love Can Ne’er Forget
  18. Standing Forth in Life’s Rough Way
  19. Thou Unrelenting Past
  20. Thou, Whose Unmeasured Temple Stands
  21. When Doomed by Death the Apostle Lay
  22. When He Who from the Scourge of Wrong
  23. When the Blind Suppliant in the Way
  24. When This Song of Praise Shall Cease
  25. Whither, Midst Falling Dew
  26. Wild Was the Day, the Wintry Sea