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