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 (126)AsInstancessort descending
On Zion's glorious summit standKent (Author)1
Hark! how the blood-bought hosts aboveKent (Author)1
The gospel brings tidings to each wounded soulKent (Author)1
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Ken)Kent (Author)1
Betrothed in love ere time beganJohn Kent (Author)2
Prisoner of hope to Jesus turnJohn Kent (Author)2
O sweet employ, to sing and traceKent (Author)2
Saul was a boasting PhariseeJohn Kent (Author)2
Jehovah's my Shepherd, therefore shall I want nothingJohn Kent (Author)2
Since man was out of Eden droveJohn 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
Sold under sin, was Paul's complaintJohn 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
Lord, what love have IJohn Kent (Author)2
Lord, who shall dwell, who shall dwell in thy tabernacleJohn Kent (Author)2
The gospel herald criesJohn Kent (Author)2
My love, saith Jesus to his brideJohn 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
To Christ, except the Father drawJohn Kent (Author)2
To Isr'l, saith the LordJohn Kent (Author)2
I will mention the loving kindess of JehovahJohn Kent (Author)2
'Twas sinners Jehovah eternally blestJohn 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
In types and shadows we are toldJohn Kent (Author)3
When toiling for life at Sinai I layJohn Kent (Author)3
Blessed are the poor in spirit, who their native vileness seeJohn Kent (Author)3
Children of light arise my songJohn Kent (Author)3
Shall Isr'l's ransomed raceJohn 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
Sons of peace, redeemed by bloodJohn Kent (Author)3
Great Rock, for weary travelers madeKent (Author)3
The gospel of Jesus is built on free graceJohn Kent (Author)3
Now is come, is come the salvationJohn Kent (Author)3
Hark, 'tis the bridegroom's voiceJohn 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
Jesus hath magnified the lawJohn 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
When God from his throne did vengeance displayKent (Author)4
Sons of God, in tribulationJohn Kent (Author)4
Ye slaves of sin, redeemed by bloodJohn Kent (Author)4
That grace might reign in sovereign swayJohn Kent (Author)4
Go search the Scriptures, saith our [the] LordJohn Kent (Author)4
Let Zion songs of triumph singJohn Kent (Author)4
Christ, exalted, is our songJohn Kent (Author)4
Great Rock, for weary sinners madeJohn Kent (Author)4
Great Salem's King, of old renownedJohn Kent (Author)4
Great Source of all eternal graceJohn Kent (Author)4
The heralds of Jesus commissioned by GodJohn Kent (Author)4
Great Source of all the eternal graceJohn Kent (Author)4
The Paschal Lamb which Israel slewJohn Kent (Author)4
'Tis the church triumphant singing, Worthy the Lamb!John Kent (Author)4
Water from salvation's wellsJohn Kent (Author)4
Behold the spouse replete [oppressed] with fearsJohn Kent (Author)4
When legal hope my mind possessedJohn Kent (Author)5
When Zion's sons, Great God, appearJohn Kent (Author)5
Jehovah in council, resolved to fulfilJohn 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
Jesus, the sun and substance isJohn Kent (Author)5
From Zion, God declaresJohn Kent (Author)5
God, in the riches of his graceJohn Kent (Author)5
Lord of creation's wondrous frameJohn Kent (Author)5
Christ is the sinner's only friendJohn Kent (Author)5
The good old way that leads to GodJohn Kent (Author)5
The voice of the Shepherd his flock shall conveneJohn Kent (Author)5
'Tis Jesus I sing, and salvation by graceJohn Kent (Author)5
As Moses lifts the serpent highJohn Kent (Author)5
'Tis to his spouse, that Jesus speaksJohn Kent (Author)5
To banquet once the spouse was ledJohn Kent (Author)5
Before the covenant angel's faceJohn Kent (Author)5
On Zion's sacred mount I sawJohn Kent (Author)5
Behold the holy placeJohn Kent (Author)5
Once a friend of sinners dearJohn Kent (Author)5
When from the truth professors turnJohn 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
'Tis the gospel's joyful tidingsJohn Kent (Author)8
When in the cloud, with colors fairKent (Author)8
In union with the Lamb From condemnation freeJohn Kent (Author)9
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
O that I had a seraph's fireJohn Kent (Author)10
Peace, by His cross, hath Jesus madeJohn Kent (Author)11
Sovereign grace o'er sin aboundingJohn Kent (Author)11
Ye sin sick souls, dismiss your fearsKent (Author)11
'Twas with an everlasting loveJohn 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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