August 9, 1813, at the Moravian settlement in Wyke, Yorkshire, England.

July 27, 1889, Carlisle, Cumberland, England.

Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, England.

Son of John Bateman, Christian 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).

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