Flint, James, D.D., born at Reading, Mass., 1779, and graduated at Harvard, 1802. In 1806 he became pastor of a Unitarian Church at East Bridgewater, Mass., from which he passed to East Church, Salem, 1821. Died in 1855. In 1820 he contributed one hymn to Sewell’s New York Collection, and in 1843 he also published A Collection of Hymns, to which he contributed from 10 to 12 originals.
His best known hymns are:—
1. Here to the High and Holy One. This hymn, "On leaving an Ancient Church," appeared in the Cambridge Selection of 1828.
2. In pleasant lands have fallen the lines. Remembrance of our Fathers. Written for the bicentenary of Quincy, Mass., May 25, 1840, and published in his Collection, 1843.
3. Happy t… Go to person page >