Born: 1663, Ab­ing­don, Berk­shire, Engl­and.

Died: Ju­ly 11, 1713, at the home of his bro­ther-in-law, Mr. Mor­ton, in Knap­hill, Buck­ing­ham­shire, Eng­land. He had gone there on his do­ctor’s ad­vice, to re­cov­er from ill health. Ap­par­ent­ly the ad­vice didn’t help much.

Stennett (grand­fa­ther of hymn­ist Sam­u­el Sten­nett) at­tend­ed the Gram­mar School at Wall­ing­ford, then moved to Lon­don at age 22. He worked sev­er­al years there as a tu­tor. In 1688, he mar­ried a daugh­ter of George Guill, a French Pro­test­ant re­fu­gee. The next year, he be­came a preach­er at the Bap­tist Sab­ba­tar­i­an con­gre­ga­tion then meet­ing in De­von­shire Square, Lon­don (af­ter­ward in Pin­ners’ Hall). He be­came the pas­tor there in 1690, and served un­til his death. His works in­clude:

Stennett al­so trans­lat­ed Da­cier’s Pla­to and other works from the French, and pub­lished sev­er­al ser­mons preached on the days of Na­tion­al Thanks­giv­ing and other pub­lic oc­cas­ions. His works were col­lect­ed af­ter his death and pub­lished in 1732 in four vol­umes.



  1. Another Six Days’ Work Is Done
  2. Gracious Redeemer, How Di­vine
  3. Great Redeemer We Adore, The
  4. Immortal Praise Be Giv­en
  5. Jesus, O Word Di­vine­ly Sweet
  6. Lord, at Thy Table I Be­hold
  7. My Blessèd Sav­ior, Is Thy Love
  8. Whene’er One Sin­ner Turns to God

If you know Sten­nett’s bur­i­al place