The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

William Cullen Bryant

Engraving of William Cullen BryantBorn: November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts.

A well known American poet, Bryant attended Williams College, and studied law. He founded the New York Review and was editor of the New York Evening Post. His most famous poem is probably "Thanatopsis," but he also wrote over 20 hymns.

He died June 12, 1878, Long Island, New York, from a fall after giving a speech in Central Park. He was buried at Roslyn Cemetery, near Port Washington, New York.



Source: The Cyberhymnal



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