1831–1899

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 23, 1831, Bland­ford, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Oc­to­ber 21, 1899, Go­shen, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Go­shen Cen­ter Ce­me­te­ry, Go­shen, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

A fifth gen­er­a­tion preach­er, Hast­ings be­gan hymn writ­ing and preach­ing at age 17, and worked as an ev­an­gel­ist in var­i­ous parts of Am­er­i­ca.

In 1865, he found­ed the Scrip­tur­al Tract Re­po­si­to­ry in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

In 1866, he es­tab­lished The Chris­tian, a month­ly pa­per in which ma­ny of his hymns ap­peared.

Publications

Sources

Lyrics

Music

Translations