October 26, 1813, London, England.

July 6, 1879, London, England.

Hampstead Cemetery, London.


Son of violinist Hen­ry Smart (1778–1823), Smart studied music with his father and W. H. Kearns.

He declined a commission in the In­dian army, and had planned to work in law, but gave it up for a musical career. He played the organ at Black­burn Parish Church, Lan­ca­shire (1831–36); St. Giles, Crip­ple­gate (1836–38); St. Philip’s, Re­gent Street (1838–39); St. Luke’s, Old Street (1844–64); and St. Pan­cras Church (1865–79).

He went blind in 1864, but continued to compose. He was the music editor for Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), the Pres­by­ter­i­an Hymnal (1875) and the hymn book of the United Pres­by­ter­ian Church of Scot­land. He was a recognized authority on organs, and drew up specifications for many of the instruments, including those in the City Hall and St. An­drew’s Hall in Glas­gow, Scot­land, and the Town Hall in Leeds.

  1. Bethany
  2. Coldrey
  3. Everton
  4. Faith
  5. Forward
  6. Gloria
  7. Hampton
  8. Heathlands
  9. Jamison
  10. Lancashire
  11. Misericordia
  12. Moseley
  13. Nachtlied
  14. Pilgrims
  15. Regent Square
  16. Rex Gloriae
  17. St. Leonard
  18. St. Pan­te­lej­mon
  19. Trisagion
  20. Vexillum