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All articles & reviews tagged with john-cennick

Review

April 2007
Reviews > Book

Bold as a lion

An early death at the age of thirty-six in 1755 deprived John Cennick of the renown enjoyed by the other great preachers of the Evangelical Revival. He is relatively little known apart from a few of his 750 hymns, such as ‘Children of the heavenly king’ and ‘Lo! He comes with clouds descending’ (subsequently…

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Bold as a lion

Historical

April 2007
Articles > Historical

Bold as a lion

An early death at the age of thirty-six in 1755 deprived John Cennick of the renown enjoyed by the other great preachers of the Evangelical Revival. He is relatively little known apart from a few of his 750 hymns, such as 'Children of the heavenly king' and 'Lo! He comes with clouds descending' (subsequently…

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Triumphs of grace

Historical

April 2002
Articles > Historical

Triumphs of grace

A nine-year-old boy had been taken by his mother to visit her dying aunt. Entering the house before her, the child stopped abruptly, rooted to the spot. He had caught snatches of a conversation between two women, coming from his aunt's room. 'Mary,' said a tremulous voice which he recognised as his aunt's; 'I…

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Historical

December 1997
Articles > Historical

The conversion of John Cennick

John Cennick is one of the lesser-known figures of the eighteenth-century Awakening. He was born on 12 December 1718, at Reading. His parents were attached to the Anglican Church. His mother instructed him in the faith and ensured he was regular at church. He says she 'would not suffer me to play on the…

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