J. G. C. Brainard

J. G. C. Brainard
John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
Short Name: J. G. C. Brainard
Full Name: Brainard, John Gardiner Calkins, 1791-1823
Birth Year: 1791
Death Year: 1823

Brainard, John Gardiner Calkins, born at New London, Connecticut, 1791, and died at Hartford, in 1823. He was educated at Yale College, and for some time practised law at Middleton, Connecticut. He also edited a paper at Hartford. His Poems appeared in 1825, 1832, and 1842. The hymn by which he is best known:—"To Thee, O God, the Shepherd Kings," was published in the Congregational Psalms and Hymns for Christian use and Worship, prepared, &c, by the General Association of Connecticut, 1845, No. 645, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "An agricultural hymn." [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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John Gardiner Calkins Brainard (1795–1828) was an American lawyer, editor and poet.

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