Dutton, Deodatus, jun., b. cir. 1810, was a native of Monson, Massachusetts, U.S. He was a Licentiate of the third Presbytery, New York, but died before ordination, about 1832. His hymns in common use are:—
1. On Thibet's snow-capt mountain. Missions. This appeared in pt. ii. of the Christian Lyrics, 1831, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is an imitation of Bp. Heber's “From Greenland's icy mountains."
2. O where can the soul find relief from its foes. Heaven. The date and first published of this hymn is uncertain. It is given, together with the above, in the Plymouth Collection, 1855. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >
Tune Title: WOODSTOCK (Dutton)First Line: I love to steal awhile awayComposer: Deodatus Dutton, Jr.Meter: CMIncipit: 13335 22234 56543Key: G MajorSource: American Psalmody, by Deodatus Dutton & Elam Ives, Jr., 1829
Tune Title: WOODSTOCK (Dutton)First Line: To Thee, O God, the shepherd kingsComposer: Deodatus Dutton, Jr., 1808-1832Meter: CMIncipit: 13335 22234 56543Key: G MajorSource: American Psalmody, by Deodatus Dutton and Elam Ives, Jr., 1829