Oc­to­ber 10, 1822, Salem, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Feb­ru­a­ry 19, 1882, North Andover, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Harmony Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Salem, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


Johnson attended Harvard Un­i­ver­si­ty, where he graduated in Arts, 1842, and in theology, 1846. In 1853, he formed a Free Church in Lynn, Mas­sa­chu­setts, where he served as pastor until 1870. Though he was never directly connected with a religious denomination, the public associated Johnson with the Unitarians. With Samuel Longfellow, he co-edited:

  1. City of God, How Broad and Far
  2. Father, in Thy Mysterious Presence Kneeling
  3. Go, Preach the Gospel in My Name
  4. God of the Earnest Heart
  5. I Bless Thee, Lord, for Sorrows Sent
  6. Life of Ages, Richly Poured
  7. Lord, Once Our Faith in Man No Fear Could More
  8. O God, Thy Children Gathered Here
  9. Onward Christian, Through the Region
  10. Strong Souled Reformer, Whose Far Seeing Faith
  11. Thou Whose Glad Summer Yields
  12. Thy Servants’ Sandals, Lord, Are Wet
  13. To Light That Shines in Stars and Souls
  14. When from Jordan’s Gleaming Wave
  15. Will Divine That Woke a Waiting Time, The