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 >
Rise, my soul, adore thy Maker. J. Cennick. [Morning.] Published in his Sacred Hymns for the Children of God, 1741, No. 12, in 7 stanzas of 4 1ines, thus:—
"Rise, my soul, adore thy Maker,
Join thy lays,
With them be partaker."
It was repeated in several of the older hymnbooks, as Whitefield's, Madan's, Conyers's, Toplady's, and others. In modern collections it is not so widely used, although still given in several collections, including the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: Rise, My Soul, Adore Your MakerFirst Line: Rise, my soul, adore your MakerTune Title: BRIESENAuthor: John CennickMeter: 126.96.36.199.D. TrochaicScripture: Luke 1:46-55Date: 1995Subject: Morning and Evening | ; God--Presence of | ; Morning Hymns |