Fitch, Eleazar Thompson, D.D. Born at New Haven, Jan. 1, 1791, and graduated at Yale College, 1810. In 1817 he was appointed Professor of Divinity in Yale, and retained the Professorship to 1863. Died Jan. 31, 1871. His published works include Sermons, &c.
With Dr. Bacon and others he compiled the Connecticut Congregational Psalms & Hymns, 1845, and contributed to it 3 psalm versions and 3 hymns. Of these the following are in use: (1) "Lord, at this closing hour." (Close of Divine Service. ) This is extensively used in America, and is also found in the English Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns, 1867. (2) "The God of Peace, Who from the dead." (Close of Divine Service.) (3) "By vows of love together bound." (Holy Matrimony.) [Rev. F. M… Go to person page >