Indelible Grace Hymnbook

Christian Henry Bateman

Born: Au­gust 9, 1813, Wyke (near Hal­i­fax), Scot­land.

Died: Ju­ly 27, 1889, Car­lisle, Eng­land.

Bateman stu­died in the Mo­ra­vi­an Church, and min­is­tered there for a time. In 1843, he be­came min­is­ter of the Rich­mond Place Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land. Af­ter 1846, he was suc­cess­ive­ly Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter at Hop­ton, York­shire, and Read­ing, Berk­shire. He then took Ho­ly Or­ders and served as Cur­ate of St. Luke’s in Jer­sey (1869-71); Vi­car of All Saints, Childs­hill, Mid­dle­sex (1871-75); and Cur­ate of St. John’s Pen­ymyndd, Ha­war­den (1877-84). His hymns ap­peared main­ly in The Sac­red Song Book (Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land: Gall and Ing­lis), sub­se­quent­ly pub­lished as Sac­red Mel­o­dies for Child­ren and as 200 Sac­red Mel­o­dies for Sun­day Schools and Fam­i­lies; and The Child­ren’s Hym­nal and Chris­tian Year (Lon­don: J. Hodg­es, 1872).

Source: The Cyber Hymnal