John S. Dwight

John S. Dwight
Short Name: John S. Dwight
Full Name: Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893
Birth Year: 1813
Death Year: 1893

John Sullivan Dwight, born, in Boston, May 13, 1813, was a virtuoso in music, and an enthusiastic student of the art and science of tonal harmony. He joined a Harvard musical club known as "The Pierian Sodality" while a student at the University, and after his graduation became a prolific writer on musical subjects. Six years of his life were passed in the "Brook Farm Community." He was best known by his serial magazine, Dwight's Journal of Music, which was continued from 1852 to 1881. His death occurred in 1893.
The Story of the Hymns and Tunes, Brown & Butterworth, 1906.


Dwight, John Sullivan, son of Timothy Dwight (p. 316, ii.), was born at Boston, U.S.A., May 13, 1812, and educated at Harvard, and at the Cambridge Theological College. He laboured in the ministry for six years, and then devoted himself to literary work. For nearly 30 years he was editor of a Journal of Music. His connection with hymnody is very slight. (See "God bless our native land," p. 1566, i.)

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

John Sullivan Dwight (May 13, 1813 – September 5, 1893) was a transcendentalist, America's first influential classical music critic, and a school director.

Texts by John S. Dwight (15)AsAuthority LanguagesInstancessort descending
Ho sankta nokto!(including) John Sullivan Dwight (Translator (into English))1
O Lamb of God all blamelessS. Dwight (Translator)1
Sing to the Lord most highDwight (Author)English1
Two empires by the seaJohn Sullivan Dwight (Author)English1
يا ليلة قد اكتست بنورJohn S. Dwight (Author)Arabic1
God bless our native land, May heaven's protecting handJ. S. Dwight (Author)English2
I love Thy kingdom, LordRev. J. S. Dwight (Author)English2
No, rest is not quitting this busy careerJohn S. Dwight (Author)2
Sweet is the pleasureJohn S. Dwight (Author)2
தூய இரவு, விண்மீன்கள் (Tūya iravu, viṇmīṉkaḷ)John Sullivan Dwight, 1813-1893 (Author)Tamil2
Välsigna, Gud, vårt landJohn Sullivan Dwight (Author)Swedish2
O Lord our God, to Thee, Author of libertyJohn S. Dwight (Author)English4
Our fathers' God to Thee, Author of libertyRev. J. S. Dwight (Author (st. 3))English8
O holy night the stars are brightly shiningJohn S. Dwight (Author)English22
God bless our native land! Firm may she ever standJ. S. Dwight (Author)English251

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