Bennett, Henry, born at Lyme Regis, April 18, 1813, and died at Islington, Nov. 12, 1868. His hymns, written at various dates, were collected and published as follows:—
(1) Hymns by H. B., Lond.: Printed for the Author, 1867. This contained 25 pieces. (2) Hymns by the late Henry Bennett, 2nd ed., 1869. This was published by request, with additional hymns (32 in all, and 6 unfinished).
From these editions of his Hymns, “Cling to the Mighty One," and "I have a home above," are in extensive use. The following are also in common use:—
1. Jesus, my [the] Holy One. Jesus for Men.
2. Lord Jesus, hide Thy people. Jesus All in All.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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I have a home above. H. Bennett [Heaven.] Published in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, No. 598, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines (in later editions it is dated 1851), and in the author's Hymns by H. B in 1867, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Christian's Home." It has come into extensive use in Great Britain and America.