June 6, 1594, Dorsetshire, England.
Kethe was a Scottish clergyman who spent a great deal of time in exile for his faith. He lived in both Frankfurt, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland, and helped translate the Geneva Bible in 1560. Two dozen of his hymns appeared in the Anglo-Genevan Psalter of 1561. He returned to England and served as vicar at Child Okeford, Dorsetshire (1561–93), and as a military chaplain under the Earl of Warwick at Havre.