Ap­ril 29, 1832, Wil­li­man­tic, Con­nec­ti­cut.


A Bap­tist min­is­ter, Brown served church­es in South Fram­ing­ham and Can­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1859–70).

Retiring from pas­tor­al work due to vo­cal dis­a­bil­i­ty, he was a con­trib­ut­or and ed­it­or of the Youth’s Com­pan­ion for ov­er 40 years, and a mem­ber of the of­fice staff for the last 20.

From 1880–90, he con­trib­ut­ed hymns more or less re­gu­lar­ly to the quar­tet and an­ti­phon­al cho­rus ser­vice at the Rug­gles Street Church in Bo­ston, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

His works in­clude:

  1. Banner of Im­man­u­el
  2. Go On, Go On, My Bro­ther!
  3. Harvest Home
  4. He Rose! O Morn of Won­der!
  5. Life’s An­nu­al Twelve O’Clock
  6. Like Stars That Hide at Morn­ing
  7. O Short Was His Slum­ber
  8. Ring Out Your Pure Ho­san­nas
  9. What Tho’ I’m but a Child
  10. Ye Winds That Once by Che­bar’s Flood