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John Cennick

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John Cennick

Born: December 12, 1718, Reading, England.

Died: Ju­ly 4, 1755, London, England.

Buried: Moravian Burial Ground (Sharon’s Garden), Chelsea, England.

John Cennick (1718-1755)

Cennick had thought of becoming a survey­or, but after meeting the Wesleys, he joined them in their work. In 1740, he became a teacher at Kingswood, England, on the recommendation of John Wesley. Later, he joined the Moravians, and visited their headquarters at Herrnhut, but he spent much of his time as an itinerant evangelist in England. Cennick’s works include:

•Sacred Hymns, for the Children of God in the Days of Their Pilgrimage, 1741
•Sacred Hymns for the Use of Religious Societies, 1743
•A Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1749
•Hymns to the Honour of Jesus Christ, Composed for Such Little Children as Desire to Be Saved, 1754

Additional works appeared posthumously in J. Swertner’s Moravian Hymn Book, 1789.


1.Be Present at Our Table, Lord
2.Brethren, Let Us Join to Bless
3.Children of the Heavenly King
4.Ere I Sleep, for Every Favor
5.Jesus, My All, to Heaven is Gone
6.Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
7.Lo, He Cometh, Countless Trumpets
8.Saviour and Regenerator
9.Thou Dear Redeemer, Dying Lamb
10.We Sing to Thee, Thou Son of God
11.We Thank Thee, Lord

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