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.… Go to person page >
And have I, Christ, no love for Thee. S. Stennett. [Holy Anxiety.] Contributed to Rippon s Baptist Selections, 1787, No. 252, in 5 stanza of 4 lines. It has passed into several hymn-books. It is also found in his Memoir by W. Jones, 1824. Orig. text, Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1863, No. 640.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)