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James Hutton

James Hutton
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Short Name: James Hutton
Full Name: Hutton, James, 1715-1795
Birth Year: 1715
Death Year: 1795

James Hutton, son of a clergyman and cousin to Sir Isaac Newton, was born in London, Sept. 3, 1715, and followed for some years the trade of a bookseller. In 1739 he visited the Moravian settlement at Herrnbut, where he became acquainted with Count Zinzendorf. He retired from business in 1745, and was ordained a diaconus of the Moravian Church in 1749. He died May 3, 1795. He contributed several hymns to the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754. All his hymns were included in an Appendix to his Memoirs, published by Daniel Benham in 1856.

--Dictionary of Hymnology, John Julian, 1907

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Hutton, James, p. 545, ii. Concerning his hymns we have to note: (1) that No. 3 [p. 546, i.] appeared in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1743, Pt. ii.. No. 242, as "Ah Love! come, sweetly bind me"; and that in some modern collections it begins "0 gracious Saviour [Shepherd], bind us;" (2) and that No. 4 also appeared in 1743, No. 284, as, "How shall the young men cleanse their ways.”

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


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