1879–1968

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 25, 1879, New Springs, Wi­gan, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 1968.

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Biography

Emigrating to Am­er­i­ca as a young man, Bar­ratt stu­died at Gor­don Col­lege, Wen­ham, Mas­sa­chu­setts, and New­ton The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, New­ton Cen­tre, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

He was or­dained in De­cember, 1913, by the Bap­tists in Con­nec­ti­cut, then by the Wheel­ing, West Vir­gin­ia, Pres­by­te­ry, Pres­by­ter­ian Church in the USA, in 1924.

He served as a pas­tor in Dal­las, West Vir­gin­ia, then at a ser­ies of church­es in the Pres­by­te­ry of Clar­i­on, Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1937, Bob Jones Col­lege, Green­ville, South Ca­ro­li­na, award­ed him a Doc­tor of Li­ter­a­ture de­gree.

At age 83, Bar­ratt wrote: For 39 long years I have la­bored hard and stea­dy writ­ing ser­mons, child­ren’s sto­ry ser­mons, and hymns. Up to the pre­sent day I have writ­ten 4,477 hymns. 80 per­cent of my ser­mons are pub­lished in books and ma­ga­zines.

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