Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett
Short Name: Samuel Stennett
Full Name: Stennett, Samuel, 1727-1795
Birth Year: 1727
Death Year: 1795

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns.

--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.
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Stennett, Samuel, D.D., grandson of Joseph Stennett, named above, and son of the Rev. Joseph Stennett, D.D., was born most pro;bably in 1727, at Exeter, where his father was at that time a Baptist minister. When quite young he removed to London, his father having become pastor of the Baptist Church in Little Wild Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. In 1748, Samuel Stennett became assistant to his father in the ministry, and in 1758 succeeded him in the pastoral office at Little Wild Street. From that time until his death, on Aug. 24, 1795, he held a very prominent position among the Dissenting ministers of London. He was much respected by some of the statesmen of the time, and used his influence with them in support of the principles of religious freedom. The celebrated John Howard was a member of his congregation and an attached friend. In 1763, the University of Aberdeen conferred on him the degree of D.D. Dr. S. Stennett's prose publications consist of volumes of sermons, and pamphlets on Baptism and on Nonconformist Disabilities. He wrote one or two short poems, and contributed 38 hymns to the collection of his friend, Dr. Rippon (1787). His poetical genius was not of the highest order, and his best hymns have neither the originality nor the vigour of some of his grandfather's. The following, however, are pleasing in sentiment and expression, and are in common use more especially in Baptist congregations:—
1. And have I, Christ, no love for Thee? Love for Christ desired.
2. And will the offended God again? The Body the Temple of the Holy Ghost.
3. As on the Cross the Saviour hung. The Thief on the Cross.
4. Behold the leprous Jew. The healing of the Leper.
5. Come, every pious heart. Praise to Christ.
6. Father, at Thy call, I come. Lent.
7. Great God, amid the darksome night. God, a Sun.
8. Great God, what hosts of angels stand. Ministry of Angels.
9. Here at Thy Table, Lord, we meet. Holy Communion.
10. How charming is the place. Public Worship.
11. How shall the sons of men appear? Acceptance through Christ alone.
12. How soft the words my [the] Saviour speaks. Early Piety.
13. How various and how new. Divine Providence.
14. Not all the nobles of the earth. Christians as Sons of God.
15. On Jordan's stormy banks I stand. Heaven anticipated.
16. Prostrate, dear Jesus, at thy feet. Lent. Sometimes, "Dear Saviour, prostrate at Thy feet."
17. Should bounteous nature kindly pour. The greatest of these is Love. From this, "Had I the gift of tongues," st. iii., is taken.
18. Thy counsels of redeeming grace. Holy Scripture. From "Let avarice, from shore to shore."
19. Thy life 1 read, my dearest Lord. Death in Infancy. From this "'Tis Jesus speaks, I fold, says He."
20. 'Tis finished! so the Saviour cried. Good Friday.
21. To Christ, the Lord, let every tongue. Praise of Christ. From this,"Majestic sweetness sits enthroned," st. iii., is taken.
22. To God, my Saviour, and my King. Renewing Grace.
23. To God, the universal King. Praise to God.
24. What wisdom, majesty, and grace. The Gospel. Sometimes, “What majesty and grace."
25. Where two or three with sweet accord. Before the Sermon.
26. Why should a living man complain? Affliction. From this, "Lord, see what floods of sorrow rise," st. iii., is taken.
27. With tears of anguish I lament. Lent.
28. Yonder amazing sight I see. Good Friday.
All these hymns, with others by Stennett, were given in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, a few having previously appeared in A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians of all Denominations, London. Printed for the Booksellers, 1782; and No. 16, in the 1778 Supplement to the 3rd edition of the Bristol Baptist Selection of Ash and Evans. The whole of Stennett's poetical pieces and hymns were included in vol. ii. of his Works, together with a Memoir, by W. J. Jones. 4 vols., 1824. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by Samuel Stennett (90)AsInstancessort descending
Jesus, who on his glorious throneSamuel Stennett (Author)1
Indulgent God, to thee I raise Stennett (Author)1
Blessed are the sons of GodStennett ()1
قد تم قال الرب إذ نكس رأسه وماتSamuel Stennett (Author)1
يا نبع أفراحي الغنيSamuel Stennett (Author)1
في عرش فادينا البهاSamuel Stennett (Author)1
على جبين المفتديSamuel Stennett (Author)1
The great Redeemer we adoreStennett (Author)1
See how the willing converts traceS. Stennett (Author)2
God's goodness, like the sunSamuel Stennett (Author)2
救主耶穌在寶座上 (Jiù zhǔ yēsū zài bǎozuò shàng)Samuel Stennett (Author)2
When shall I reach that happy placeSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Am Jordanufer stehe ichSamuel Stennett (Author)2
When the old world God's patience triedSamuel Stennett (Author)2
An Jordans Ufer gern ich standSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Whene'er a sinner's turned to GodSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Nature, she shows her weeping eyesStennet (Author)2
Did Christ o'er sinners weep?Stennett (Author)2
De las orillas del JordánSamuel Stennet (Author)2
Behold the grave where Jesus layS. Stennett (Author)2
No mortal can with Him compareSamuel Stennett (Author)2
No chilling winds, nor poisonous breathSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Canst thou, my soul, to heaven alliedSamuel Stennett (Author)2
O kind Redeemer, in thy sideSamuel Stennett (Author)2
O'er all those wide extended plainsSamuel Stennett (Author)2
On death's cold stormy banks I standSamuel Stennett (Author)2
The sacred body of our LordSamuel Stennett (Author)3
When from Egyptian slaverySamuel Stennett (Author)3
Lord, at thy table I beholdS. Stennett (Author)3
Lord, see what floods of sorrow riseStennett (Author)3
He aloha lani ke kau neiSamuel Stennett, 1727-1795 (Author)3
Come, ye who love the Lord And feel his quickening powerSamuel Stennett (Author)3
Our Lord, when clothed with mortal fleshSamuel Stennett (Author)3
Did I possess the gift of tonguesStennett (Author)4
In sorrow I lamentSamuel Stennett (Author)4
With deep contrition, grief and shameSamuel Stennett (Author)4
With humble faith and thankful heartSamuel Stennett (Author)4
Jag står på stormig JordanstrandS. Stennett (Author)4
Now we have met in Jesus' nameSamuel Stennett (Author)4
Lord, let me see thy beauteous faceSamuel Stennett (Author)6
Beneath the poisonous dartS. (Author)6
Jehovah speaks, seek ye my faceSamuel Stennett (Author)7
Jesus, O name divinely sweet, How charming is the soundSamuel Stennett (Author)7
Another six days work is doneSamuel Stennett, D.D. (Author)8
'Tis Jesus speaks, I fold, says heSamuel Stennett (Author)9
Great God, what hosts of angels standSamuel Stennett (Author)11
In such a grave as thisSamuel Stennett (Author)11
Whene'er a sinner turns to GodSamuel Stennett (Author)11
No more, dear Savior, will I boastSamuel Stennett (Author)13
Great God, amid the darksome nightSamuel Stennett (Author)14
Should bounteous nature kindly pourStennett (Author)14
Behold the leperous JewSamuel Stennett (Author)14
'Mong all the priests of Jewish raceStennett (Author)15
Jesus, my King, proclaims the warStennett (Author)15
Had I the gift of tonguesSamuel Stennett (Author)17
And will the offended God againSamuel Stennett (Author)17
Come sinners saith the mighty GodStennett (Author)17
Father, at thy call I comeStennett (Author)18
To God the universal kingSamuel Stennett (Author)18
In vain the giddy world inquiresDr. S. Stennett (Author)21
Oft have I turned my eye withinSamuel Stennett (Author)22
When first the God of boundless graceStennett (Author)23
How soft the words my Savior speaksSamuel Stennett (Author)26
And have I Christ no love for theeSamuel Stennett (Author)27
He comes! he comes! to judge the worldSamuel Stennett (Author)28
To God, my Saviour, and my KingSamuel Stennett (Author)30
How various and how newSamuel Stennett (Author)31
My Captain sounds the alarm of warSamuel Stennett (Author)33
Jesus, my Savior and my God, Thou hast redeemed me with thy bloodSamuel Stennett (Author)33
Come, ye that fear the Lord, And listen while I tellSamuel Stennett (Author)39
Why should a living man complainS. Stennett (Author)39
To Christ, the Lord, let every tongue its noblest tribute bringSamuel Stennett (Author)43
What majesty and graceSamuel Stennett (Author)46
The counsels of redeeming graceSamuel Stennett (Author)50
How shall the sons of men appearStennett (Author)53
Let avarice from shore to shoreStennett (Author)58
Thus was the great Redeemer plungedStennett (Author)58
Not all the nobles of the earth Samuel Stennett (Author)63
Yonder--amazing sight!--I seeS. Stennett (Author)78
Thy life I read, my dearest LordSamuel Stennett (Author)102
With tears of anguish I lamentStennett (Author)107
Here at thy table, Lord, we meetSamuel Stennett (Author)127
As on the cross the Savior hung, And wept, and bled and diedSamuel Stennett (Author)129
Come every pious heartS. Stennett (Author)154
Prostrate dear Jesus at thy feetSamuel Stennett (Author)165
Where two or three, with sweet accordRev. Samuel Stennet (1727-1795) (Author)177
How charming is the placeSamuel Stennett (Author)215
'Tis finished; so the Savior cried, And meekly bowed His head and diedSamuel Stennett (Author)286
Majestic sweetness sits enthronedSamuel Stennett (Author)721
On Jordan's stormy banks I standSamuel Stennett (Author)975

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