Thomas Ken

July 1637–19 March 1711


Thomas Ken, engraving by George Vertue, based on the oil portrait by F. Scheffer, National Portrait Gallery (London).

Featured Hymns:

All praise to thee, my God, this night
Awake, my soul, and with the sun
My God, now I from sleep awake

Collections of Hymns:

A Manual of Prayers for the Use of the Scholars of Winchester College

1674: PDF
1695: PDF
1709: PDF

The Works of the Right Reverend, Learned, and Pious, Thomas Ken, ed. William Hawkins (London: J. Wyat, 1721)

Volume 1: PDF
Volume 2: PDF
Volume 3: PDF
Volume 4: PDF

Related Resources:

John L. Anderdon, The Life of Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells (London: William Pickering, 1851): PDF

Edwin Hatfield, “Thomas Ken,” Poets of the Church (NY, 1884), pp. 369-374: HathiTrust

Edward Hayes Plumptre, The Life of Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 2nd ed., revised (London: Isbister & Co., 1890).

Volume 1: PDF
Volume 2: PDF

H. Leigh Bennett & George A. Crawford, “Thomas Ken,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892), pp. 616-622: Google Books

Sheila Doyle, “Thomas Ken,” The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:

William Marshall, “Thomas Ken (1637-1711),” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: