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