The giddy world, with flattering tongue

The giddy world, with flattering tongue

Author: Timothy Dwight
Published in 13 hymnals

Author: Timothy Dwight

Dwight, Timothy, D.D. This is the most important name in early American hymnology, as it is also one of the most illustrious in American literature and education. He was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, May 14, 1752, and graduated at Yale College, 1769; was a tutor there from 1771 to 1777. He then became for a short time a chaplain in the United States Army, but passed on in 1783 to Fairfield, Connecticut, where he held a pastorate, and taught in an Academy, till his appointment, in 1795, as President of Yale College. His works are well known, and need no enumeration. He died at New Haven, Jan. 11, 1817. In 1797 the General Association of Connecticut, being dissatisfied with Joel Barlow's 1785 revision of Watts, requested Dwight to do th… Go to person page >

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First Line: The giddy world, with flattering tongue
Author: Timothy Dwight

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Hymns for Christian Melody #323

Village Hymns #d525

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #464

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d843

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