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Christian H. Bateman › Texts

Short Name: Christian H. Bateman
Full Name: Bateman, Christian H. (Christian Henry), 1813-1889
Birth Year: 1813
Death Year: 1889

Bateman, Christian Henry, son of John Bateman, was born Aug. 9, 1813, at Wyke, near Halifax. After studying in the Moravian Church and exercising his ministry there for a time, he became, in 1843, minister of Richmond Place Congregational Church, Edinburgh. After 1846 he was successively Congregational minister at Hopton, in Yorkshire, and Beading, in Berkshire. On taking Holy Orders in the Church of England he became, 1869-71, curate of St. Luke's, Jersey, and Chaplain to the Forces; 1871-75, Vicar of All Saints, Childshill, Middlesex; 1877-84, curate of St. John's, Penymynydd, Hawarden. His hymns appeared mainly in:—

The Sacred Song Book (Edin., Gall & Inglis, subsequently published as Sacred Melodies for Children; and as 200 Sacred Melodies for Sunday Schools and Families, was edited by himself, with the Rev. James Gall, and latterly with Mr. Robert Inglis, the publisher. First pub. 1843 as 25; enlarged by a second part, 1846, to 60; revised and enlarged, 1854, to 80; 1862, to 130; and 1872, to 200; it reached a circulation of a million and a half before 1862, four millions before 1872, and above six millions before 1881. It was for many years the hymnbook for Sabbath School use in Scotland. (2) The Children's Hymnal and Christian Year (London., J. Hodges, 1872), including 11 original hymns, with others from many sources. His best known hymn is: “Come, children, join to sing" (q. v.).

[Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Bateman, C. H., p. 116, i. He finally resided at Carlisle without a charge, and died there in July, 1889.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Texts by Christian H. Bateman (9)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Ave Jesu, Ere we partChristian Henry Bateman (Author)English2
Blessed Jesus, ere we partChristian H. Bateman (Author)English8
Come, Christians, join to singC. H. Bateman (Author)English109
Father and canst Thou me receiveChristian H. Bateman (Author)English2
Jesus, ever loving SaviorChristian Henry Bateman (Author)English2
Jesus, full of grace and mercyChristian H. Bateman (Author)English2
കൂടീടിൻ പാടാനായ്, ഹാലേലൂയ്യാ ആമ്മേൻ! (Kūṭīṭin pāṭānāy, hālēlūyyā ām'mēn!)Christian H. Bateman (Author)Malayalam2
Ven fieles a cantarChristian H. Bateman (Author)Spanish2
Vinde, cristãos cantai. Aleluia! Amém!Christian H. Bateman (Author)Portuguese2

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