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Feast of Christian Henry Bateman (July 27)   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, with Two Confirmands at Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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CHRISTIAN HENRY BATEMAN (AUGUST 9, 1813-JULY 27, 1889)

Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer

The Scottish-born Christian Henry Bateman, originally a Moravian minister, became a Congregationalist clergyman in 1843.  He served Congregationalist churches in Scotland and England for twenty-six years.  Then he took Holy Orders in The Church of England.  He served congregations and a chaplaincy in that communion for fifteen years, retiring in 1884. Bateman, who also edited hymnals for children and Sunday Schools, died at Carlisle, England, in 1889, aged seventy-five years.

Bateman wrote hymns, including the following one, from 1872:

Come, children, join to sing–Hallelujah! Amen!–

Loud praise to Christ our King; Hallelujah! Amen!

Let all, with heart and voice,

Before his throne rejoice;

Praise is His gracious choice:  Hallelujah! Amen!

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Come, lift your hearts on high; Hallelujah! Amen!

Let praises fill the sky; Hallelujah! Amen!

He is our Guide and Friend;

To us He’ll condescend;

His love shall never end;  Hallelujah! Amen!

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Praise yet the Lord again; Hallelujah! Amen!

Life shall not end the strain; Hallelujah! Amen!

On heaven’s blissful shore,

His goodness we’ll adore,

Singing for evermore, “Hallelujah! Amen!”

Bateman left a literary-spiritual legacy which honored God.  I honor him for that.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 21, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF JOHN ELIOT, PURITAN MISSIONARY AMONG THE ALGONQUIN

THE FEAST OF FREDERICK AUGUSTUS BENNETT, ANGLICAN BISHOP OF AOTEAROA

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

Christian Henry Bateman and others, who have composed hymn texts.

May we, as you guide us,

find worthy hymn texts to be icons,

through which we see you.

In the Name of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 44:1-3a, 5-15

Psalm 147

Revelation 5:11-14

Luke 2:8-20

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 20, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS AMATOR OF AUXERRE AND GERMANUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT MAMERTINUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT; AND SAINT MARCIAN OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN, GERMAN LUTHERAN PASTOR

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARCELLINUS OF EMBRUN, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF OLAVUS AND LAURENTIUS PETRI, RENEWERS OF THE CHURCH

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