Christopher Newman Hall

Christopher Newman Hall
Short Name: Christopher Newman Hall
Full Name: Hall, Christopher Newman, 1816-1902
Birth Year: 1816
Death Year: 1902

Hall, Christopher Newman, LL.B., son of J. Vine Hall, was born at Maidstone, May 22, 1816, and educated at Totteridge School, and Highbury College, London. In 1841 he graduated B.A. at the University of London, and LL.B. in 1856. From 1842 to 1854 he was minister of Albion Church, Hull; and from 1854 he has been in charge of Surrey Chapel, and its continuation, Christ Church, Westminster. He was also chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales in 1876. In addition to several prose works, and numerous tracts (one of which, "Come to Jesus," has been translated into 30 languages and has reached a circulation of two millions), he published:—
(1) Hymns composed at Bolton Abbey, and Other Rhymes, Lond., Nisbet, 1858; (2) Cloud and Sunshine, Lond., Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1870; (3) Christ Church Hymnal, for the use of the Congregation of Christ Church, Westminster Road, Lond., Nisbet, 1876; (4) Pilgrim Songs in Sunshine and Shade, Lond. 1870 (this is No. 1 with additional verses); (5) Supplemental Pilgrim Songs; and (6) Songs of Earth and Heaven, Lond., Hodder & Stoughton, 1886.
In the Christ Church Hymnal, 1876, there are 82 original hymns by Mr. Hall, 10 of which previously appeared in his Hymns composed at Bolton Abbey, &c, 1858. All the 82 hymns are signed “N. H." Of his hymns the most popular are, "Accepting, Lord, Thy gracious call"; "Friend of sinners, Lord of glory"; and "Hallelujah, joyful raise" (q.v.). In addition the following are also in common use outside of his Hymnal:—
1. Come, Lord, to earth again (1876). Advent.
2. Day again is dawning (1872). Morning.
3. Friend of sinners, hear my cry (1844). Lent.
4. God bless our dear old England (1876). National Hymn.
5. I know who makes the daisies. Providence.
6. Lord, we do not ask to know (1876). Missions.
7. O Jesus, Who to favoured friend (1876). B. V. M. given into the charge of St. John. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology


Hall, C. N., p. 481, i. Several recent hymns are included in his Lyrics of a Long Life, 1894. The additional hymns which have come into use since 1890 include:—
1. Come to Jesus! Friend of sinners. [Jesus the Saviour.] Lyrics, 1894, p. 176. Previously in Congregational Sunday School, Supplement, 1891, and School Hymns, 1891, as "Come to Jesus! Mighty Saviour."
2. I want to live and be a man. [Manliness.] Lyrics, 1894, p. 240, headed "A Boy's Hymn." A response to "I want to be an Angel" [p. 559, i.]. Previously in School Hymns, 1891, No. 334.
3. I've wandered far from home. [The Prodigal.] Pilgrim Songs, 1871, p. 17; Christian Endeavour Hymnal, 1896.
4. Lord! we obey Thy kind command. [Repentance.] Lyrics, 1894, p. 193. Previously in School Hymns, 1891, No. 137, as "Lord! I obey."
5. 0 for the love, the perfect love. [Fearless Love.] Lyrics, 1894, p. 199. Previously in School Hymns, 1891, No. 482.
6. To David's Son, Hosanna. [Hosanna to Jesus.] In Christ Church Hymnal, 1876, No. 550, the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905, &c.
Mr. Hall died Feb. 18, 1902. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Christopher Newman Hall (22 May 1816 – 18 February 1902), born at Maidstone and known in later life as a 'Dissenter's Bishop', was one of the most celebrated nineteenth century English Nonconformist divines. He was active in social causes; supporting Abraham Lincoln and abolition of slavery during the American Civil War, the Chartist cause, and arranging for influential Nonconformists to meet Gladstone. His tract Come to Jesus, first published in 1848 also contributed to his becoming a household name throughout Britain, the US and further afield, supposedly selling four million copies worldwide over his lifetime.

Texts by Christopher Newman Hall (22)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
America, my country, Loved nation of the worldChristopher Newman Hall (Author)2
Behold that one of placid browChristopher Newman Hall (Author)3
Come, Lord, to earth againN. Hall (Author)English4
Come to the wedding, Jesus, FriendChristopher Newman Hall (Author)2
Day again is dawningC. Newman Hall, 1816-1901 (Author)English2
Fountain of cleansing now opened for sinChristopher Newman Hall (Author)English2
Fountain of purity, opened for sinChristopher Newman Hall, 1816-1902 (Author)English13
Friend of sinners, Lord of gloryNewman Hall (Author)English37
Hallelujah, joyful raise, Heart and voice our God to praiseChristopher Newman Hall (Author)English3
Holy Spirit, Source of LightChristopher Newman Hall (Author)2
I know who makes the daisiesChristopher Newman Hall (Author)English10
I want to live to be a manChristopher Newman Hall (Author)English3
Jesus, keep me all this dayNewman Hall (Author)3
My Father, God, the mighty OneChristopher Newman Hall (Author)1
பாவிகளின் நண்பனுமாம் (Pāvikaḷiṉ naṇpaṉumām)Christopher Newman Hall (Author)Tamil2
Quell der Barmherzigkeit, Born aller HuldNewman Hall (Author)German3
Ruined and wretched I come unto TheeChristopher Newman Hall (Author)English3
Serve the Lord with gladness, joyful tribute bringChristopher Newman Hall (Author)English2
The church, the church of JesusRev. C. Newman Hall (Author)English2
To arms, to arms ye soldiers, The trumpet call obey!Christopher Newman Hall (Author)English4
To David's Son, hosanna, We children joyful singC. Newman Hall (1816-1910) (Author)English7
We pray for those who do not prayChristopher Newman Hall (Author)English9

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