Born: De­cem­ber 13, 1835, Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts.

Died: Jan­u­ary 23, 1893, Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts.

Buried: Mount Au­burn Cem­e­te­ry, Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts.

Brooks has been called “the great­est Amer­i­can preach­er of the 19th Cen­tu­ry.” He at­tend­ed the Bos­ton La­tin School, Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty (where Phil­lips Brooks House was named af­ter him) and Episcopal The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary in Al­ex­and­ria, Vir­gin­ia. He be­came an Epis­co­pal priest in 1860, and be­came Rec­tor of the Church of the Advent, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. He was known for his sup­port of free­ing the slaves and al­low­ing for­mer slaves to vote. In 1869, he be­came Rec­tor of Trin­i­ty Church in Bos­ton. In 1872, he helped de­sign the Trin­i­ty Church build­ing, which to­day stands in Bos­ton’s Back Bay. In 1891, he be­came Epis­co­pal bi­shop of Mass­a­chu­setts.



  1. God Hath Sent His Angels
  2. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  3. Sky Can Still Remem­ber, The