Born: 29 December 1832, Southwark, Surrey, England
Died: 26 October 1909, Speldhurst, Kent, England
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)
Settings of text by Francis Pott
- Angel voices, ever singing (Arthur Sullivan)
- Angel voices, ever singing (Edwin George Monk)
- The strife is o'er (William Henry Monk)
- The strife is o'er (Charles H. Giffen)
- The strife is o'er (Melchior Vulpius)
- The strife is o'er, the battle done (Joseph Barnby)
Hymns fitted to the Order of Common Prayer, 1861
The Free Rhythm Psalter"", 1898
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