Deodotus Dutton

Short Name: Deodotus Dutton
Full Name: Dutton, Deodotus, Jr., 1808-1832
Birth Year: 1808
Death Year: 1832

Dutton, Deodatus, jun., b. cir. 1810, was a native of Monson, Massachusetts, U.S. He was a Licentiate of the third Presbytery, New York, but died before ordination, about 1832. His hymns in common use are:—
1. On Thibet's snow-capt mountain. Missions. This appeared in pt. ii. of the Christian Lyrics, 1831, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is an imitation of Bp. Heber's “From Greenland's icy mountains."
2. O where can the soul find relief from its foes. Heaven. The date and first published of this hymn is uncertain. It is given, together with the above, in the Plymouth Collection, 1855. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Born: De­cem­ber 22, 1808, Mon­son, Mass­a­chu­setts.
Died: De­cem­ber 16, 1832, New York Ci­ty.
Buried: Ma­rble Cem­e­te­ry, Man­hat­tan, New York.

By age 14, Dut­ton was play­ing the or­gan at Cen­ter Church in Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut. He at­tend­ed Brown Un­i­ver­si­ty and Wash­ing­ton (now Trin­i­ty) Coll­ege (grad­u­at­ed 1828), and was li­censed to preach by the Third Pres­by­tery of New York. How­ev­er, he ne­ver re­ceived a pas­tor­ate, and was still pur­su­ing his stu­dies at the time of his death. His works in­clude:
The Amer­i­can Psalm­o­dy, 1829, with El­am Ives, Jr.

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