Francis Pott

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Life

Born: 29 December 1832, Southwark, Surrey, England

Died: 26 October 1909, Speldhurst, Kent, England

Biography

Francis Pott studied at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1854, and M.A. in 1857. He was ordained Deacon in 1856, and Priest in 1857. He was Curate of Bishopsworth, Bristol, 1856; of Ardingley, Sussex, 1858; was appointed to Ticehurst in 1861; and Rector of Northill, Bedfordshire in 1866. He retired due to deafness in 1891.
He contributed translations from the Latin and Syriac, and original hymns, including Angel voices ever singing, and Lift up your heads, eternal gates. He served on the committee which compiled Hymns Ancient & Modern. His works have sometimes been misattributed to Archdeacon Alfred Pott.

(Information extracted from the websites www.hymnary.org & www.cyberhymnal.org)


Musical settings of literary works

Publications

Hymns fitted to the Order of Common Prayer, 1861
The Free Rhythm Psalter"", 1898

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