1832-1909

December 29, 1832, Southwark, Surrey, England.

October 26, 1909, Speldhurst, Kent, England.

Pott attended Brasenose College, Oxford (BA 1854, MA 1857), and took Holy Orders in 1856. He served as Curate at Bishopsworth, Gloucestershire (1858-68); Ardingly, Sussex (1858-61); Ticehurst, Sussex (1861-66); and as Rector at Northill, Bedfordshire, 1866. He retired to Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells. Pott wrote several original hymns, but is better known as a hymn translator. Sometimes his work is incorrectly attributed to Alfred Pott.

Pott served on the committee which compiled Hymns Ancient and Modern, and edited Hymns Fitted to the Order of Common Prayer (1861) and The Free Rhythm Psalter (1898). He retired due to deafness in 1891.

  1. Angel Voices, Ever Singing
  2. Lift Up Your Heads, Eternal Gates
  1. Shepherd Now Was Smitten, The
  2. Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done, The
  3. Year Is Gone Beyond Recall, The