He Hateth Putting Away

Let Zion songs of triumph sing

Author: John Kent
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Let Zion songs of triumph sing;
Let gladness crown the day;
Jehovah is her God and King,
He hates to put away.

2 ’Graved on his hands divinely fair,
Who did their ransom pay,
The golden letters still appear;
He hates to put away.

3 Think not that he’ll thy suit reject,
Or spurn thy humble plea;
He hears the groans of his elect,
And hates to put away.

4 [When loathsome in thy sins and blood,
He did thy state survey,
And for a stranger Surety stood;
He hates to put away.]

5 Salvation’s of the Lord alone;
Grace is a shoreless sea;
In heaven there’s ne’er a vacant throne;
He hates to put away.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #413

Author: John Kent

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 bee… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let Zion songs of triumph sing
Title: He Hateth Putting Away
Author: John Kent
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #413

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d152

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The Baptist Hymn Book #201

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