||Thomas C. Upham|
||Upham, Thomas C. (Thomas Cogswell), 1799-1872|
Upham, Thomas Cogswell, D.D., was born at Durfield, New Haven, Jan. 30,1799, and educated at Dartmouth College (1818), and at Andover (1821). Having entered the Congregational Ministry he became Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy at Bowdon College, in 1825, and retained the same to 1867. He died at New York, April 2, 1872. His publications were numerous and included Mental Philosophy (which was long and widely used); American Cottage Life; a volume of Poems, 1852, &c. Five of his hymns are given, with accompanying dates, in Hymns and Songs of Praise, &c, N. Y., 1874, as follows:—
1. Fear not, poor weary one. Help in Sorrow (1872).
2. Happy the man who knows. Obedience (1872).
3. 0 Thou great Ruler of the sky. Morning (1872).
4. 0 Thou great Teacher from the skies. Following Christ (1872).
5. 'Tis thus in solitude I roam. Omnipresence (1853).
These hymns are limited in their use. In 1847 Upham published the Life and Religious Opinions and Experiences of Madam de la Mothe Guyon. . . Two vols., N. Y. In this work the anonymous translations from Madam Guyon's hymns are found, viz.,
(1) “By sufferings only can we know";
(2) "I would love Thee, God and Father";
(3) "'Tis not [by] the skill of human art." There are also additional translations of two of her hymns in the same work.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)