John Kent

John Kent
Short Name: John Kent
Full Name: Kent, John, 1766-1843
Birth Year: 1766
Death Year: 1843

Kent, John, was born at Bideford, Devonshire, Dec. 1766, and died Nov. 15, 1843. As a working shipwright his opportunities for acquiring the education and polish necessary for the production of refined verse were naturally limited. His hymns are strongly worded, very earnest and simple, and intensely Calvinistic. A few were published in Samuel Reece's Collection, 1799. The first edition of his Collection of Original Gospel Hymns, was published in 1803, and the 10th edition, with "The Author's Experience," in verse, 264 hymns, 15 longer pieces, and a Life by his Son in 1861. The Calvinistic teaching so prominent in his hymns has restricted their use to a limited number of collections. The greatest use made of them in modern hymnbooks has been by Mr. Spurgeon (Our Own Hymn Book, 1866) and Mr. Snepp (Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872). In the following list the dates in brackets indicate the dates of publication:—
1. Before the Almighty began (1841). Election.
2. Betroth'd in love, ere time began (1803). Election.
3. Christ exalted is our song (1803). Christ the sin tier's Surety.
4. Come saints, and sing in sweet accord (1803). Stability of the Covenant.
5. Hark, how the blood-bought host above (1803). Election.
6. How sweet the notes of yonder choir (1841). Christmas.
7. In types and shadows we are told (1803). Pardon.
8. Indulgent God, how kind (1803). Electing Love.
9. Let Zion in her songs record (1803). Pardon--Grace exalted.
10. Love was the great self-moving cause (1803). Free Grace.
11. Precious is the Name of Jesus (1841). The Precious Name.
12. Salvation by grace, how charming the song (1803). Free Grace.
13. Saved from the damning power of sin (1803). Eternal Love.
14. Sons of God, in tribulation (1803). Affliction.
15. Sons of peace, redeemed by blood (1803). Good Friday.
16. Sovereign grace o'er sin abounding (1827). Perseverance of the faint.
17. 'Tis the Church triumphant singing (1803). Praise.
18. 'Twas not to make Jehovah's love (1803). Election.
19. 'Twas with an everlasting love (1803). Election.
20. What cheering words are these (1803). Safety in God.
21. With David's Lord, and ours (1803). The Divine Covenant.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by John Kent (127)AsInstancessort descending
On Zion's glorious summit standKent (Author)1
Hark! how the blood-bought hosts aboveKent (Author)1
Awake, my soul, and with the sunJ. Kent (Author)1
The gospel brings tidings to each wounded soulKent (Author)1
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Ken)Kent (Author)1
O sweet employ, to sing and traceKent (Author)2
'Twas sinners Jehovah eternally blestJohn Kent (Author)2
Saul was a boasting PhariseeJohn Kent (Author)2
Jehovah's my Shepherd, therefore shall I want nothingJohn Kent (Author)2
Saved from the damning power of sinJohn Kent (Author)2
Come, saints, and sing in sweet accord Nor let your sorrows swellJohn Kent (Author)2
Since man was out of Eden droveJohn Kent (Author)2
Sold under sin, was Paul's complaintJohn Kent (Author)2
Lord, what love have IJohn Kent (Author)2
Lord, who shall dwell, who shall dwell in thy tabernacleJohn Kent (Author)2
Ye slaves of sin, redeemed by blood Salvation's theme pursueJohn Kent (Author)2
Zion's a city fair Whose fame of old was knownJohn Kent (Author)2
My love, saith Jesus to his brideJohn Kent (Author)2
The gospel herald criesJohn Kent (Author)2
O Jehovah, our Lord, O Jehovah, Jehovah our LordJohn Kent (Author)2
He loveth righteousness, and judgmentJohn Kent (Author)2
As round the pool, Bethsaida namedJohn Kent (Author)2
He that hath an ear, let him hearJohn Kent (Author)2
His dominion is an everlasting dominionJohn Kent (Author)2
I will mention the loving kindess of JehovahJohn Kent (Author)2
聽哪,這是教會凱歌:羔羊是配 (Tīng nǎ, zhè shì jiàohuì kǎigē: Gāoyáng shì pèi)John Kent (Author)2
Betrothed in love ere time beganJohn Kent (Author)2
To Christ, except the Father drawJohn Kent (Author)2
Prisoner of hope to Jesus turnJohn Kent (Author)2
To Isr'l, saith the LordJohn Kent (Author)2
Blessed are the poor in spirit, who their native vileness seeJohn Kent (Author)3
Children of light arise my songJohn Kent (Author)3
Saved from the awful guilt of sinJohn Kent (Author)3
Hail, plant renowned, thy leaves how fairKent (Author)3
Come, saints, and sing in sweet accordJohn Kent (Author)3
When toiling for life at Sinai I layJohn Kent (Author)3
Shall Isr'l's ransomed raceJohn Kent (Author)3
Sons of peace, redeemed by bloodJohn Kent (Author)3
Great Rock, for weary travelers madeKent (Author)3
Now is come, is come the salvationJohn Kent (Author)3
Hark, 'tis the bridegroom's voiceJohn Kent (Author)3
The gospel of Jesus is built on free graceJohn Kent (Author)3
O the mysterious depths of graceJohn Kent (Author)3
O'er mercy's unfathomed abyssJohn Kent (Author)3
Of God's great love, ere time beganJohn Kent (Author)3
Oft as sins, my soul, assail theeJohn Kent (Author)3
On Zion's sacred mount I saw The lamb for sinners slainJohn Kent (Author)3
Once a friend of sinners dear A man of sorrows sojourn'd hereJohn Kent (Author)3
In types and shadows we are toldJohn Kent (Author)3
Water from salvation's wellsJohn Kent (Author)4
Jesus hath magnified the lawJohn Kent (Author)4
When God from his throne did vengeance displayKent (Author)4
Let Zion songs of triumph singJohn Kent (Author)4
Go search the Scriptures, saith our [the] LordJohn Kent (Author)4
Who, but the soul that's led to knowJohn Kent (Author)4
Sing, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth John Kent (Author)4
Sons of God, in tribulationJohn Kent (Author)4
Great Rock, for weary sinners madeJohn Kent (Author)4
Ye slaves of sin, redeemed by bloodJohn Kent (Author)4
That grace might reign in sovereign swayJohn Kent (Author)4
Great Salem's King, of old renownedJohn Kent (Author)4
Great Source of all eternal graceJohn Kent (Author)4
Christ, exalted, is our songJohn Kent (Author)4
Great Source of all the eternal graceJohn Kent (Author)4
The heralds of Jesus commissioned by GodJohn Kent (Author)4
The Paschal Lamb which Israel slewJohn Kent (Author)4
Behold the spouse replete [oppressed] with fearsJohn Kent (Author)4
Jehovah in council, resolved to fulfilJohn Kent (Author)5
When from the truth professors turnJohn Kent (Author)5
When legal hope my mind possessedJohn Kent (Author)5
Jesus, the sun and substance isJohn Kent (Author)5
When Zion's sons, Great God, appearJohn Kent (Author)5
From Zion, God declaresJohn Kent (Author)5
Lord of creation's wondrous frameJohn Kent (Author)5
God, in the riches of his graceJohn Kent (Author)5
With David's Lord, and ours A covenant was madeJohn Kent (Author)5
Ye ransomed sons of Adam's raceJohn Kent (Author)5
Christ is the sinner's only friendJohn Kent (Author)5
'Tis the church triumphant singing, Worthy the Lamb!John Kent (Author)5
The good old way that leads to GodJohn Kent (Author)5
As Moses lifts the serpent highJohn Kent (Author)5
Before the covenant angel's faceJohn Kent (Author)5
The voice of the Shepherd his flock shall conveneJohn Kent (Author)5
Behold the holy placeJohn Kent (Author)5
'Tis Jesus I sing, and salvation by graceJohn Kent (Author)5
On Zion's sacred mount I sawJohn Kent (Author)5
'Tis to his spouse, that Jesus speaksJohn Kent (Author)5
Once a friend of sinners dearJohn Kent (Author)5
To banquet once the spouse was ledJohn Kent (Author)5
Salvation by grace how charming the songJohn Kent (Author)6
Jehovah hath said, 'Tis left on recordKent (Author)6
Jesus hath suffered once for sinJohn Kent (Author)6
Come, search the Scriptures, saith the LordJohn Kent (Author)6
Love was the great self moving causeJohn Kent (Author)6
Arise, my thoughts, and trace the springJohn Kent (Author)6
Before the day star knew its placeJohn Kent (Author)6
Behold how Adam's hapless raceJohn Kent (Author)6
Jesus heals the broken heartedJohn Kent (Author)7
Let those who inhabit the RockJohn Kent (Author)7
Hear what the hope of Isr'l saithJohn Kent (Author)7
In Christ the Rock, let those who dwellJohn Kent (Author)7
From sin's dark, thorny mazeJohn Kent (Author)8
Let Zion in her songs recordJohn Kent (Author)8
Zion's a city fair God hath blessed [blest]John Kent (Author)8
When in the cloud, with colors fairKent (Author)8
'Tis the gospel's joyful tidingsJohn Kent (Author)8
When overwhelmed with doubts and fearJohn Kent (Author)9
While in the vale of vision, deadJohn Kent (Author)9
The Canaanite still in the land Kent (Author)9
The glorious gospel of our GodJohn Kent (Author)9
When to his father's fond embrace The prodigal returnedKent (Author)9
In union with the Lamb From condemnation freeJohn Kent (Author)9
O that I had a seraph's fireJohn Kent (Author)10
'Twas with an everlasting loveJohn Kent (Author)11
Sovereign grace o'er sin aboundingJohn Kent (Author)11
Ye sin sick souls, dismiss your fearsKent (Author)11
Peace, by His cross, hath Jesus madeJohn Kent (Author)11
Indulgent God, how kindJohn Kent (Author)12
There is a period known to GodJohn Kent (Author)12
Beneath the sacred throne of GodJohn Kent (Author)12
'Twixt Jesus and the chosen raceJohn Kent (Author)13
'Twas not to make Jehovah's loveKent (Author)13
When from the precepts to the crossKent (Author)15
Where two or three together meet, My love and mercy to repeatJohn Kent (Author)27
On Zion's glorious summit stood, A numerous host, redeemed by bloodKent (Author)41
O thou, before whose gracious throneJohn Kent (Author)50
What cheering words are theseJohn Kent (Author)107
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