O what is earthly pleasure

O what is earthly pleasure

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 16 hymnals

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O what is earthly pleasure
Author: Thomas Hastings



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d705

Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d101

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d638

Sacred Melodies #d194

Page Scan

The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #164

The Sabbath School Lyre #d118

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us