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 >
Come, every pious heart. S. Stennett. [Praise to Christ.] Appeared in A Collection of Hymns for the Use of Christians of all Denominations, Lond. 1782, and again in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 489, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, and entitled, "A Song of Praise to Christ." As given in modern collections it is usually composed of stanzas i., iii.-v., as in the Baptist Psalms and Hymns, 1858-80, No. 269, where, however, it is dated 1832 in error. Its use in America is very extensive. In the Church Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, it is given as, "Come, every youthful heart," and in a few collections as "Come, ye who love the Lord, And feel His,” &c, including Dr. Walker's Cheltenham Psalms & Hymns, 1855, and others.
Display Title: Come, Every Pious HeartFirst Line: Come, every pious heartTune Title: HADDAMAuthor: Samuel StennettMeter: 666.88Source: A Collection of Hymns for the Use of Christians of All Denominations (London: 1782)