Ken, Thomas, D.D. The bare details of Bishop Ken's life, when summarised, produce these results:—-Born at Berkhampstead, July, 1637; Scholar of Winchester, 1651; Fellow of New College, Oxford, 1657; B.A., 1661; Rector of Little Easton, 1663; Fellow of Winchester, 1666; Rector of Brighstone, 1667; Rector of Woodhay and Prebendary of Winchester, 1669; Chaplain to the Princess Mary at the Hague, 1679; returns to Winchester, 1680; Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1685; imprisoned in the Tower, 1688; deprived, 1691; died at Longleat, March 19, 1711.
The parents of Ken both died during his childhood, and he grew up under the guardianship of Izaak Walton, who had married Ken's elder sister, Ann. The dominant Presbyterianism of Winchester and Ox… Go to person page >
Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born. T. Ken. [The Mother of our Lord.] This, in The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 217, is a cento of lines gathered together from a poem entitled "Sion: or, Philothea," in Bp. Ken's Works, 1721, vol. iv., pp. 370, &c.; the cento beginning at the line "When she to Bethlem came that happy morn." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
FARLEY CASTLE, composed by Henry Lawes (b. Dinton, Wiltshire, England, 1596; d. London, England, 1662), was first published in treble and bass parts as a setting for Psalm 72 in George Sandys's Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (1638). In the British tradition the tune is used as a setting for Horati…
Display Title: Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate bornFirst Line: Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate bornTune Title: FARLEY CASTLEAuthor: Thomas Ken (1637-1711)Meter: 10 10 10 10Scripture: Luke 1:41-45Date: 2013Subject: Blessed Virgin Mary | ; Church Year | Christmas; Heaven | ; Mary | ; Saints |
Display Title: Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate bornFirst Line: Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate bornTune Title: FARLEY CASTLEAuthor: Thomas KenMeter: 10 10 10 10Scripture: Genesis 3:16; Luke 1:46-48; Luke 2:4-7Date: 2000Subject: Blessed Virgin Mary |
Display Title: Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate bornFirst Line: Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate bornTune Title: FARLEY CASTLEAuthor: Thomas Ken, 1637-1711Meter: 10 10 10 10Date: 1986Subject: The Blessed Virgin Mary | ; The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper; The Annunciation | March 25th