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 >
The authorship of this text is unclear. The text seems to only be associated with works by Stephen Jenks. The words do not appear in the three volume Works of Samuel Stennett or in the four volume Works of Joseph Stennett.
- Dianne Shapiro, based on email received from Barry Johnston