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:

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. Savior and Regenerator
  9. Thou Dear Redeemer, Dying Lamb
  10. We Sing to Thee, Thou Son of God
  11. We Thank Thee, Lord