1807–1884

Introduction

Born: No­vem­ber 1, 1802, Bu­ry St. Ed­munds, Suf­folk, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 14, 1884, Mo­tu­e­ka, New Zea­land.

Buried: Pi­o­neer Park, Mo­tu­e­ka, New Zea­land.

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Biography

James was the son of John Deck of Bu­ry St. Ed­munds, and bro­ther of hym­nist Mary Walk­er.

He was ed­u­cated for the ar­my, and be­came an of­fi­cer in the In­di­an ser­vice.

Retiring from the ar­my, and hav­ing joined the Ply­mouth Breth­ren, he un­der­took, in 1843, the charge of a con­gre­ga­tion of that bo­dy at Well­ing­ton, So­mer­set.

In 1852, he went abroad and se­ttled in New Zea­land.

Works

His hymns were pub­lished in:

Sources

Lyrics