1832–1909

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 29, 1832, South­wark, Sur­rey, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 26, 1909, Speld­hurst, Kent, Eng­land.

Biography

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.

He re­tired due to deaf­ness in 1891.

Works

Pott served on the com­mittee which com­piled Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

He al­so ed­it­ed Hymns Fitted to the Or­der of Com­mon Pray­er (1861) and The Free Rhy­thm Psalt­er (1898).

Sources

Lyrics

Translations

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