When to his father's fond embrace The prodigal returned

When to his father's fond embrace The prodigal returned

Author: John Kent
Published in 8 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: When to his father's fond embrace The prodigal returned
Author: John Kent
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #260

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d259

Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d453

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d315

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1081

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d267

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