Born: August 5, 1868, Binghamton, New York.
Died: April 11, 1953, Brattleboro, Vermont.
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield, Connecticut.
Tweedy attended Phillips Andover Academy, Yale University (BA & MA), Union Theological Seminary, and the University of Berlin. Ordained a Congregationalist minister in 1898, he pastored at Plymouth Church, Utica, New York (1892-1902), and South Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut (1902-09). He then became Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School (1909-37). He taught liturgy, music, and the arts, and was interested in religious architecture. His… Go to person page >
The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant.
The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…