Stennett, Samuel, an English Baptist minister,
was born at Exeter in 1727, and was
a man of ability and scholarship. In 1758
he succeeded his father as pastor of the
Wild Street Church, in London, where he
remained for thirty-seven years. The noted
philanthropist and social reformer, John
Howard, was a member of his congregation
and an intimate friend and adviser.
He died August 24, 1795. Dr. Stennett was
the author of some prose writings and of
thirty-eight hymns, which may be found at
the end of volume three of his Works, London, 1824.
|Majestic sweetness sits enthroned
|On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
|"'Tis finished!" so the Saviour cried