Indelible Grace Hymnbook

John Cennick

Born: De­cem­ber 12, 1718, Read­ing, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 4, 1755, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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

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.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal