1822–1895

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 16, 1822, New York.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 7, 1895, Sum­mit, New Jer­sey.

Buried: The Ev­er­greens Ce­me­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York.

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Biography

Thompson was a gra­du­ate of New York Un­i­ver­si­ty (1842) and Prince­ton Se­mi­na­ry (1845).

He served as a Re­formed Dutch pas­tor in var­i­ous plac­es, in­clud­ing East Brook­lyn, St. Paul’s (R.P.D.), New York Ci­ty, and the North Re­formed Church, Brook­lyn (1874).

Thompson was joint ed­it­or of the Re­formed Dutch Hymns of the Church (New York: 1869) and Hymns of Pray­er and Praise (1871). He con­trib­ut­ed orig­in­al hymns and trans­la­tions from the La­tin to these Col­lec­tions, to Schaff’s Christ in Song (1869), and to the Sun­day School Times (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1883).

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