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