1663-1713
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1663, Abingdon, Berkshire, England.

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.

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Stennett (grandfather of hymnist Samuel Stennett) attended the Grammar School at Wallingford, Oxfordshire, 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. Behold the Savior of the World
  3. Gracious Redeemer, How Divine
  4. Great Redeemer We Adore, The
  5. Immortal Praise Be Given
  6. Jesus, O Word Divinely Sweet
  7. Lord, at Thy Table I Behold
  8. My Blessèd Savior, Is Thy Love
  9. Whene’er One Sinner Turns to God

Stennett’s burial place