John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >
Little is known about the composer of BISHOP, Joseph P. Holbrook (b. near Boston, MA, 1822; d. U.S.A., 1888); he did serve as editor of several hymn collections, including Songs of the Church (1862) and Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church with Tunes (1878), to which he contributed a number of h…
Display Title: Be with Me, Lord, Where'er I GoFirst Line: Be with me, Lord, where'er I goTune Title: HUSAuthor: John CennickMeter: L.M.Scripture: Genesis 28:15; Genesis 31:3; Exodus 33:14-15; Joshua 1:9; Psalm 40:8; Matthew 28:16-20; James 1:5Date: 1995Subject: Christ--Abiding with believers | ; Christ--Guidance | ; Earthly concerns | ; Trust and Guidance |