John Rippon

29 April 1751–17 December 1836


John Rippon, portrait by Robert Dunkarton, 1775, National Galleries Scotland.

Collections of Hymns:

A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors (London)

1st ed. (1787): PDF
2nd ed. (ca. 1790): PDF
3rd ed. (ca. 1791): PDF
4th ed. (ca. 1792): PDF
5th ed.: PDF
New ed.: PDF |
10th ed. (1800): PDF | Addenda: PDF
15th ed.: PDF
16th ed.: PDF
27th ed. (ca. 1827): PDF
30th ed. (ca. 1832): PDF
Comprehensive Ed. (1844): PDF (1847)

A Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, ed. Thomas Walker (London)

1st ed. (1792): PDF

An Arrangement of the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D.D. (1801): PDF

Baptist Annual Register (1790-1802)

Life and Works:

Ken R. Manley, “John Rippon and Baptist Hymnody,” Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales, Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes eds. (Oxford: University Press, 2011 | Amazon), pp. 95-123.

Ken R. Manley, Redeeming Love Proclaim: John Rippon and the Baptists (Wayneboro, GA: Paternoster, 2004 | Amazon).

R.D. Roberts, John Rippon's Selection of Hymns and its Contribution to Baptist Hymnody, Master of Church Music thesis (Ft. Worth, TX: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1972).

W. R. Stevenson, “John Rippon,” John Julian, ed. A Dictionary of Hymnology (London: 1892), pp. 963-964.

Edwin Hatfield, “John Rippon,” Poets of the Church (NY, 1884), pp. 508-510: HathiTrust

The Services at the Funeral of the Rev. John Rippon: Death, Judgment, and Salvation (pamphlet, 1836).

See Also:

David Music and Paul Richardson, I Will Sing the Wondrous Story: A History of Baptist Hymnody in North America (Macon, GA: Mercer, 2008 | Amazon).

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Related Links:

John Rippon at

Ken R. Manley & Nicholas Temperley, “John Rippon,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology: