Brethren let us join to bless

Brethren let us join to bless

Author: John Cennick
Published in 22 hymnals

Author: John Cennick

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 >

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First Line: Brethren let us join to bless
Author: John Cennick

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Brethren, let us join to bless. J. Cennick. [Praise.] This is one of this writer’s most popular hymns. It appeared in his Sacred Hymns for the Children of God, &c, 1742, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. One of the first to use it as a congregational hymn was G. Whitefield. He included it in his Collection, 1753, but with alterations. It was repeated by M. Madan, in his Psalms and Hymns, 1760, No. 109, and others. Gradually its use extended until it became known in all English-speaking countries; sometimes as in Whitefield, and again in its original form. Whitefield's text can be distinguished by stanza ii. which opens:—"Master, see to Thee we bow," whilst the original reads, "Son of God, to Thee we bow." Original text in Hymnal Companion, No. 512.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 22 of 22)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. (New and Rev. ed.) #568Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d85
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. New and Revised ed. #673Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d41
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d41
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #290Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXCPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #290Page Scan
Christian Praise #d48
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #360
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #390
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #199Page Scan
Faith Hymns #d17
Faith Hymns (New ed.) #51Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d19
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #614Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d31
Manual for the chapel of Girard College #19Page Scan
Songs of Victory #d25
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #569Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d100
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d58



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