Brown, John Newton, D.D., was born at New London, Connecticut, June 29, 1803, and graduated at Madison University, 1823. From 1838 to 1845 he was Professor of Theology at New Hampton, New Hampshire, and from 1845-1849 pastor at Lexington, Virginia. He died in 1868. Dr. Brown was some time editor of the Baptist Publication Society, the Christian Chronicle, and the National Baptist. His works include Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge, 1831; Memorials of Baptist Martyrs, 1834; Poems, 1840. His hymn:—
Go, spirit of the tainted dead, appeared in The Psalmist (Revs. B. Stow and S. F. Smith), 1843, No. 1100, and thence has passed into other Baptist collections. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown,
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem's home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.