Oc­to­ber 26, 1813, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Ju­ly 6, 1879, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Hamp­stead Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don.


Son of vi­o­lin­ist Hen­ry Smart (1778–1823), Hen­ry 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