1830–1924
Christopher Rubey Blackall

Introduction

Born: Sep­tem­ber 18, 1830, Al­ba­ny, New York.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 25, 1924, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Biography

Blackall was the hus­band of Eli­za Da­vis (mar­ried 1852).

He served as a doc­tor in the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war.

Starting in 1867, he was a sec­re­ta­ry for the Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­ety for the North-West for ov­er eight years.

He was al­so chair­man of the Aux­il­i­ary Board at Har­per’s Week­ly.

He wrote more than 100 Sun­day School songs.

Publications

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Lyrics

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