Person:Phillips Brooks (1)

m. 9 Sep 1833
  1. William Gray Brooks1834 -
  2. Rev. Phillips Brooks1835 - 1893
  3. George Brooks1838 - 1863
  4. Frederick Brooks1842 - 1874
  5. Rev. Arthur Brooks1845 - 1895
  6. John Cotton Brooks1849 -
Facts and Events
Name Rev. Phillips Brooks
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 Dec 1835 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Graduation[1] 1855 Harvard College, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] 23 Jan 1893 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth

How silently how silently
The wondrous gift is given
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven
No ear may hear His coming
But in this world of sin
Where meek souls will receive Him still
The dear Christ enters in

O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel

Rev. Phillips Brooks, 1868

Phillips Brooks, hymnwriter and Episcopalian minister and bishop, at Wikipedia

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Whittier, Charles Collyer. Genealogy of the Stimpson family of Charlestown, Mass., and allied lines. (Boston: Press of David Clapp & Son, 1907), p 55-59, 1907.