Who is Phillips Brooks

Phillips Brooks (December 13, 1835 – January 23, 1893) was an American Episcopal clergyman and author, long the Rector of Boston's Trinity Church and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts. He wrote the lyrics of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem".

He is honored on the Episcopal Church liturgical calendar on January 23.

Background

Early life and education

Born in Boston, Brooks was descended through his father, William Gray Brooks, from the Rev. John Cotton; through his mother, Mary Ann Phillips, he was a great-grandson of Samuel Phillips, Jr., founder of Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts). Three of Brooks' five brothers – Frederic, Arthur and John Cotton – were eventually ordained in the Episcopal Church.

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Phillips Brooks Poems

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    O little town of Bethlehem,
    How still we see thee lie!
    Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
    The silent stars go by:...
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Top 10 most used topics by Phillips Brooks

Love 1 Gift 1 Dear 1 I Love You 1 World 1 Together 1 Son 1 Sleep 1 Peace 1 Night 1


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Taisikhwang: do not pray for easy lives. pray to be stronger men. do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. pray for powers equal to your tasks. then you shall be the miracle. - phillips brooks
Catweetzz: a man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. -phillips brooks
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Georgiatweetz: a man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. -phillips brooks
Conntweetz: a man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. -phillips brooks
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Nor any Dart,
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