Strong, Nathan, a Congregational minister
of great influence in his day, was born
at Coventry, Conn., October 16, 1748. He
graduated at Yale College in 1769. In 1773
he was ordained pastor of the First Congregational
Church, Hartford, and remained
there until his death, December 25, 1816.
He received the degree of D.D. from Princeton
University. Dr. Strong was the editor
of the Hartford Selection, 1799, a book that
had considerable influence upon American hymnody.
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