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Zachary Eddy

Short Name: Zachary Eddy
Full Name: Eddy, Zachary, 1815-1891
Birth Year: 1815
Death Year: 1891

Eddy, Zachary, D.D., born at Stockbridge, Vermont, Dec. 19, 1815, and ordained to the Cumberland Presbyterian Ministry, in 1835. After acting as a Missionary in Western New York and Wisconsin, he was a Congregational pastor at Warsaw, N.Y., 1850-55, and at Northampton, Mass., 1857; then Reformed Dutch pastor at Brooklyn, 1867; and again a Congregational Minister at Chelsea, Mass., 1871, and at Detroit, from 1873 to 1884. Dr. Eddy was the principal editor of the Reformed Dutch Hymns of the Church, 1869; and with Drs. Hitchcock and P. Schaff, of Hymns and Songs of Praise, 1874.

His hymns include:—
1. Break forth, ye heavens, in song, Praise to the Holy Trinity. This is No. 43, in 3 stanzas of 7 lines, in The Manual of Praise, Oberlin, Ohio, 1880. It is a spirited hymn.
2. Floods swell around me, angry, appalling. Lent. Affliction. No. 421 in the Hymns of the Church, 1869, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines.
3. I saw on a throne uplifted in light. Christ in Glory. No. 209 in the Hymns of the Church, 1869, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines.
4. Jesus, enthroned and glorified. Whitsuntide. A prayer for the gift of the Holy Spirit, No. 229, in the Hymns of the Church, 1869, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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