May 13, 1813, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

September 5, 1893, Boston, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


Son of Timothy Dwight (Julian, p. 1560), John graduated from Harvard (1832) and the Cambridge Theological College. He became pastor of the Unitarian church in Northampton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, in 1840, then helped found the Brook Farm Community. He returned to Boston in 1848, and began devoting himself to literary work. He edited Dwight’s Journal of Music, 1852–81. His works in­clude:

  1. No, Rest Is Not Quitting This Busy Career
  2. Sweet Is the Pleasure Itself Cannot Spoil
  1. O Holy Night