Brayman, Mason. (Buffalo, New York, May 23, 1813--February 27, 1895, Ripon, Wisconsin). Baptist. Apprenticed as printer ca. 1830, admitted to the bar in 1836. Worked as a lawyer and editor in Monroe, Michigan, 1837-1839 and later in Wooster, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; and Springfield, Illinois. Advised William C. Buck in preparation of The Baptist Hymnal (1842) for which he contributed "Unto Our God on Judah's Hills," whose first stanza is as follows:
Unto our God on Judah's hills
Be songs of holy joy once more;
Let Canaan's rocks and sparkling rills
The king of heaven and earth adore.
In 1853, he moved to Chicago as attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad. President of the American Baptist Publication Society, 1855. Began a mi… Go to person page >