Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett
Short Name: Samuel Stennett
Full Name: Stennett, Samuel, 1727-1795
Birth Year: 1727
Death Year: 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.
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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)sort iconAsInstances
Am Jordanufer stehe ichSamuel Stennett (Author)2
An Jordans Ufer gern ich standSamuel Stennett (Author)2
And have I Christ no love for theeSamuel Stennett (Author)27
And will the offended God againSamuel Stennett (Author)17
Another six days work is doneSamuel Stennett, D.D. (Author)8
As on the cross the Savior hungSamuel Stennett (Author)128
Behold the grave where Jesus layS. Stennett (Author)2
Behold the leperous JewSamuel Stennett (Author)14
Beneath the poisonous dartSamuel Stennett (Author)7
Canst thou, my soul, to heaven alliedSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Come every pious heartS. Stennett (Author)154
Come sinners saith the mighty GodSamuel Stennett (Author)17
Come, ye that fear the Lord, And listen while I tellSamuel Stennett (Author)39
Come, ye who love the Lord And feel his quickening powerSamuel Stennett (Author)3
Did Christ o'er sinner's weep?Stennett (Author)2
Did I possess the gift of tonguesStennett (Author)4
Father, at thy call I comeSamuel Stennett (Author)18
God's goodness, like the sunSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Great God, amid the darksome nightSamuel Stennett (Author)14
Great God, what hosts of angels standSamuel Stennett (Author)11
Had I the gift of tonguesSamuel Stennett (Author)17
He aloha lani ke kau neiSamuel Stennett, 1727-1795 (Author)2
He comes! he comes! to judge the worldSamuel Stennett (Author)26
Here at thy table, Lord, we meetSamuel Stennett (Author)128
How charming is the placeSamuel Stennett (Author)217
How shall the sons of men appearStennett (Author)53
How soft the words my Savior speaksSamuel Stennett (Author)26
How various and how newSamuel Stennett (Author)31
In sorrow I lamentSamuel Stennett (Author)4
In such a grave as thisSamuel Stennett (Author)12
In vain the giddy world inquiresDr. S. Stennett (Author)21
Indulgent God, to thee I raise Stennett (Author)1
Jag står på stormig JordansS. Stennett (Author)2
Jehovah speaks, seek ye my faceSamuel Stennett (Author)7
Jesus, my King, proclaims the warSamuel Stennett (Author)16
Jesus, my Savior and my God, Thou hast redeemed me with thy bloodSamuel Stennett (Author)33
Jesus, O name divinely sweet, How charming is the soundSamuel Stennett (Author)7
Jesus, who on his glorious throneSamuel Stennett (Author)1
Let avarice from shore to shoreSamuel Stennett (Author)54
Let others boast of wealth or powerSamuel Stennett (Author)5
Lord, at thy table I beholdS. Stennett (Author)3
Lord, let me see thy beauteous faceSamuel Stennett (Author)7
Lord, see what floods of sorrow riseStennett (Author)3
Majestic sweetness sits enthronedSamuel Stennett (Author)710
'Mong all the priests of Jewish raceSamuel Stennett (Author)15
My Captain sounds the alarm of warSamuel Stennett (Author)33
Nature, she shows her weeping eyesStennet (Author)2
No chilling winds, nor poisonous breathSamuel Stennett (Author)2
No more, dear Savior, will I boastSamuel Stennett (Author)13
Not all the nobles of the earth Samuel Stennett (Author)63
Now we have met in Jesus' nameSamuel Stennett (Author)4
O kind Redeemer, in thy sideSamuel Stennett (Author)2
O'er all those wide extended plainsSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Oft have I turned my eye [eyes] withinSamuel Stennett (Author)22
On death's cold stormy banks I standSamuel Stennett (Author)2
On Jordan's stormy banks I standSamuel Stennett (Author)957
Our Lord, when clothed with mortal fleshSamuel Stennett (Author)3
Prostrate dear Jesus at thy feetSamuel Stennett (Author)169
See how the willing converts traceS. Stennett (Author)1
Should bounteous nature kindly pourSamuel Stennett (Author)14
The counsels of redeeming graceSamuel Stennett (Author)50
The sacred body of our LordSamuel Stennett (Author)3
Thus was the great Redeemer plungedSamuel Stennett (Author)59
Thy life I read, my dearest LordSamuel Stennett (Author)105
'Tis finished; so the Savior cried, And meekly bowed His head and diedDr. Stennett (Author)285
'Tis Jesus speaks, I fold, says heSamuel Stennett (Author)9
To Christ, the Lord, let every tongue its noblest tribute bringSamuel Stennett (Author)43
To God the universal kingSamuel Stennett (Author)1
To God, my Saviour, and my KingSamuel Stennett (Author)48
What wisdom, majesty and graceSamuel Stennett (Author)46
When first the God of boundless graceSamuel Stennett (Author)23
When from Egyptian slaverySamuel Stennett (Author)3
When shall I reach that happy placeSamuel Stennett (Author)2
When the old world God's patienceSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Whene'er a sinner turns to GodSamuel Stennett (Author)11
Whene'er a sinner's turned to GodSamuel Stennett (Author)2
Where two or three, with sweet accordRev. Samuel Stennet (1727-1795) (Author)184
Why should a living man complainS. Stennett (Author)40
With deep contrition, grief and shameSamuel Stennett (Author)4
With humble faith and thankful heartSamuel Stennett (Author)4
With lowly minds and lofty songStennett (Author)2
With tears of anguish I lamentStennett (Author)111
Yonder--amazing sight!--I seeStennett (Author)78



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