Bennett, Henry, born at Lyme Regis, April 18, 1813, and died at Islington, Nov. 12, 1868. His hymns, written at various dates, were collected and published as follows:—
(1) Hymns by H. B., Lond.: Printed for the Author, 1867. This contained 25 pieces. (2) Hymns by the late Henry Bennett, 2nd ed., 1869. This was published by request, with additional hymns (32 in all, and 6 unfinished).
From these editions of his Hymns, “Cling to the Mighty One," and "I have a home above," are in extensive use. The following are also in common use:—
1. Jesus, my [the] Holy One. Jesus for Men.
2. Lord Jesus, hide Thy people. Jesus All in All.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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Cling to the Mighty One. H. Bennett . [Trust in Jesus.] This hymn is usually dated 1864. It was given as No. 3 in his Hymns, by H. B., 1867, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is found in several collections in Great Britain and America, as in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872; Hymns & Songs of Praise, N. Y. 1874, and others.