|Short Name:||Samuel Stennett|
|Full Name:||Stennett, Samuel, 1727-1795|
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.
Stennett, Samuel, D.D., grandson of Joseph Stennett, named above, and son of the Rev. Joseph Stennett, D.D., was born most pro;bably in 1727, at Exeter, where his father was at that time a Baptist minister. When quite young he removed to London, his father having become pastor of the Baptist Church in Little Wild Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. In 1748, Samuel Stennett became assistant to his father in the ministry, and in 1758 succeeded him in the pastoral office at Little Wild Street. From that time until his death, on Aug. 24, 1795, he held a very prominent position among the Dissenting ministers of London. He was much respected by some of the statesmen of the time, and used his influence with them in support of the principles of religious freedom. The celebrated John Howard was a member of his congregation and an attached friend. In 1763, the University of Aberdeen conferred on him the degree of D.D. Dr. S. Stennett's prose publications consist of volumes of sermons, and pamphlets on Baptism and on Nonconformist Disabilities. He wrote one or two short poems, and contributed 38 hymns to the collection of his friend, Dr. Rippon (1787). His poetical genius was not of the highest order, and his best hymns have neither the originality nor the vigour of some of his grandfather's. The following, however, are pleasing in sentiment and expression, and are in common use more especially in Baptist congregations:—
1. And have I, Christ, no love for Thee? Love for Christ desired.
2. And will the offended God again? The Body the Temple of the Holy Ghost.
3. As on the Cross the Saviour hung. The Thief on the Cross.
4. Behold the leprous Jew. The healing of the Leper.
5. Come, every pious heart. Praise to Christ.
6. Father, at Thy call, I come. Lent.
7. Great God, amid the darksome night. God, a Sun.
8. Great God, what hosts of angels stand. Ministry of Angels.
9. Here at Thy Table, Lord, we meet. Holy Communion.
10. How charming is the place. Public Worship.
11. How shall the sons of men appear? Acceptance through Christ alone.
12. How soft the words my [the] Saviour speaks. Early Piety.
13. How various and how new. Divine Providence.
14. Not all the nobles of the earth. Christians as Sons of God.
15. On Jordan's stormy banks I stand. Heaven anticipated.
16. Prostrate, dear Jesus, at thy feet. Lent. Sometimes, "Dear Saviour, prostrate at Thy feet."
17. Should bounteous nature kindly pour. The greatest of these is Love. From this, "Had I the gift of tongues," st. iii., is taken.
18. Thy counsels of redeeming grace. Holy Scripture. From "Let avarice, from shore to shore."
19. Thy life 1 read, my dearest Lord. Death in Infancy. From this "'Tis Jesus speaks, I fold, says He."
20. 'Tis finished! so the Saviour cried. Good Friday.
21. To Christ, the Lord, let every tongue. Praise of Christ. From this,"Majestic sweetness sits enthroned," st. iii., is taken.
22. To God, my Saviour, and my King. Renewing Grace.
23. To God, the universal King. Praise to God.
24. What wisdom, majesty, and grace. The Gospel. Sometimes, “What majesty and grace."
25. Where two or three with sweet accord. Before the Sermon.
26. Why should a living man complain? Affliction. From this, "Lord, see what floods of sorrow rise," st. iii., is taken.
27. With tears of anguish I lament. Lent.
28. Yonder amazing sight I see. Good Friday.
All these hymns, with others by Stennett, were given in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, a few having previously appeared in A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians of all Denominations, London. Printed for the Booksellers, 1782; and No. 16, in the 1778 Supplement to the 3rd edition of the Bristol Baptist Selection of Ash and Evans. The whole of Stennett's poetical pieces and hymns were included in vol. ii. of his Works, together with a Memoir, by W. J. Jones. 4 vols., 1824. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Texts by Samuel Stennett (83)||As||Instances|
|Am Jordanufer stehe ich||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|An Jordans Ufer gern ich stand||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|And have I Christ no love for thee||Samuel Stennett (Author)||27|
|And will the offended God again||Samuel Stennett (Author)||17|
|Another six days work is done||Samuel Stennett, D.D. (Author)||8|
|As on the cross the Savior hung||Samuel Stennett (Author)||128|
|Behold the grave where Jesus lay||S. Stennett (Author)||2|
|Behold the leperous Jew||Samuel Stennett (Author)||14|
|Beneath the poisonous dart||Samuel Stennett (Author)||7|
|Canst thou, my soul, to heaven allied||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|Come every pious heart||S. Stennett (Author)||152|
|Come sinners saith the mighty God||Samuel Stennett (Author)||17|
|Come, ye that fear the Lord, And listen while I tell||Samuel Stennett (Author)||39|
|Come, ye who love the Lord And feel his quickening power||Samuel Stennett (Author)||3|
|Did Christ o'er sinners weep?||Stennett (Author)||2|
|Did I possess the gift of tongues||Stennett (Author)||4|
|Father, at thy call I come||Samuel Stennett (Author)||18|
|God's goodness, like the sun||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|Great God, amid the darksome night||Samuel Stennett (Author)||14|
|Great God, what hosts of angels stand||Samuel Stennett (Author)||11|
|Had I the gift of tongues||Samuel Stennett (Author)||17|
|He aloha lani ke kau nei||Samuel Stennett, 1727-1795 (Author)||3|
|He comes! he comes! to judge the world||Samuel Stennett (Author)||26|
|Here at thy table, Lord, we meet||Samuel Stennett (Author)||125|
|How charming is the place||Samuel Stennett (Author)||215|
|How shall the sons of men appear||Stennett (Author)||52|
|How soft the words my Savior speaks||Samuel Stennett (Author)||26|
|How various and how new||Samuel Stennett (Author)||31|
|In sorrow I lament||Samuel Stennett (Author)||4|
|In such a grave as this||Samuel Stennett (Author)||12|
|In vain the giddy world inquires||Dr. S. Stennett (Author)||21|
|Indulgent God, to thee I raise||Stennett (Author)||1|
|Jag står på stormig Jordans||S. Stennett (Author)||2|
|Jehovah speaks, seek ye my face||Samuel Stennett (Author)||7|
|Jesus, my King, proclaims the war||Samuel Stennett (Author)||16|
|Jesus, my Savior and my God, Thou hast redeemed me with thy blood||Samuel Stennett (Author)||33|
|Jesus, O name divinely sweet, How charming is the sound||Samuel Stennett (Author)||7|
|Jesus, who on his glorious throne||Samuel Stennett (Author)||1|
|Let avarice from shore to shore||Samuel Stennett (Author)||54|
|Let others boast of wealth or power||Samuel Stennett (Author)||5|
|Lord, at thy table I behold||S. Stennett (Author)||3|
|Lord, let me see thy beauteous face||Samuel Stennett (Author)||7|
|Lord, see what floods of sorrow rise||Stennett (Author)||3|
|Majestic sweetness sits enthroned||Samuel Stennett (Author)||715|
|'Mong all the priests of Jewish race||Samuel Stennett (Author)||15|
|My Captain sounds the alarm of war||Samuel Stennett (Author)||33|
|Nature, she shows her weeping eyes||Stennet (Author)||2|
|No chilling winds, nor poisonous breath||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|No more, dear Savior, will I boast||Samuel Stennett (Author)||13|
|Not all the nobles of the earth||Samuel Stennett (Author)||63|
|Now we have met in Jesus' name||Samuel Stennett (Author)||4|
|O kind Redeemer, in thy side||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|O'er all those wide extended plains||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|Oft have I turned my eye [eyes] within||Samuel Stennett (Author)||22|
|On death's cold stormy banks I stand||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|On Jordan's stormy banks I stand||Samuel Stennett (Author)||955|
|Our Lord, when clothed with mortal flesh||Samuel Stennett (Author)||3|
|Prostrate dear Jesus at thy feet||Samuel Stennett (Author)||167|
|See how the willing converts trace||S. Stennett (Author)||1|
|Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett (Author)||14|
|The counsels of redeeming grace||Samuel Stennett (Author)||50|
|The sacred body of our Lord||Samuel Stennett (Author)||3|
|Thus was the great Redeemer plunged||Samuel Stennett (Author)||58|
|Thy life I read, my dearest Lord||Samuel Stennett (Author)||102|
|'Tis finished; so the Savior cried, And meekly bowed His head and died||Dr. Stennett (Author)||284|
|'Tis Jesus speaks, I fold, says he||Samuel Stennett (Author)||9|
|To Christ, the Lord, let every tongue its noblest tribute bring||Samuel Stennett (Author)||43|
|To God the universal king||Samuel Stennett (Author)||1|
|To God, my Saviour, and my King||Samuel Stennett (Author)||48|
|What majesty and grace||Samuel Stennett (Author)||46|
|When first the God of boundless grace||Samuel Stennett (Author)||23|
|When from Egyptian slavery||Samuel Stennett (Author)||3|
|When shall I reach that happy place||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|When the old world God's patience||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|Whene'er a sinner turns to God||Samuel Stennett (Author)||11|
|Whene'er a sinner's turned to God||Samuel Stennett (Author)||2|
|Where two or three, with sweet accord||Rev. Samuel Stennet (1727-1795) (Author)||182|
|Why should a living man complain||S. Stennett (Author)||40|
|With deep contrition, grief and shame||Samuel Stennett (Author)||4|
|With humble faith and thankful heart||Samuel Stennett (Author)||4|
|With lowly minds and lofty song||Stennett (Author)||2|
|With tears of anguish I lament||Stennett (Author)||109|
|Yonder--amazing sight!--I see||S. Stennett (Author)||78|