1718-1755
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December 12, 1718, Reading, England.

July 4, 1755, London, England.

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

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Plaque on Moravian Church
Gracehill, Ireland

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 Britain. A street was named after him in Gracehill, Ireland, where the local Moravian church has a plaque in his honor. 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 Cometh!
  7. Savior and Regenerator
  8. Thou Dear Redeemer, Dying Lamb
  9. We Sing to Thee, Thou Son of God
  10. We Thank Thee, Lord