December 28, 1766, Bideford, Devonshire, England.
November 15, 1843.
At age 14, Kent was apprenticed to his father, a shipwright in the Plymouth Dockyard. He began writing verse as a youth, and published Original Gospel Hymns in 1803. Kent went blind by age 60, which stopped his writing. However, his Original Gospel Hymns went through numerous editions, with number 10 published posthumously in 1861 and including a biography by his son.
- Before the Almighty Began
- Betrothed in Love, Ere Time Began
- Christ Exalted Is Our Song
- Come Saints, and Sing in Sweet Accord
- Hark, How the Blood-Bought Host Above
- How Sweet the Notes of Yonder Choir
- In Types and Shadows We Are Told
- Indulgent God, How Kind
- Let Zion in Her Songs Record
- Love Was the Great Self-Moving Cause
- On Zion’s Glorious Summit
- Precious Is the Name of Jesus
- Salvation by Grace, How Charming the Song
- Saved from the Damning Power of Sin
- Sons of God, in Tribulation
- Sons of Peace, Redeemed by Blood
- Sovereign Grace o’er Sin Abounding
- ’Tis the Church Triumphant Singing
- ’Twas Not to Make Jehovah’s Love
- ’Twas with an Everlasting Love
- What Cheering Words Are These!
- With David’s Lord, and Ours
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