Hall, Christopher Newman, LL.B., son of J. Vine Hall, was born at Maidstone, May 22, 1816, and educated at Totteridge School, and Highbury College, London. In 1841 he graduated B.A. at the University of London, and LL.B. in 1856. From 1842 to 1854 he was minister of Albion Church, Hull; and from 1854 he has been in charge of Surrey Chapel, and its continuation, Christ Church, Westminster. He was also chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales in 1876. In addition to several prose works, and numerous tracts (one of which, "Come to Jesus," has been translated into 30 languages and has reached a circulation of two millions), he published:—
(1) Hymns composed at Bolton Abbey, and Other Rhymes, Lond., Nisbet, 1858; (2) Cloud an… Go to person page >
Hallelujah! joyful raise. G. Newman Hall. [Doxology.] Dated "Surrey Chapel, November 19,1857," and published in the author's Hymns composed at Bolton Abbey, &c, 1858, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines. It is in common use in Great Britain and America, and is one of the most popular of the author's hymns. In his Christ Church Hymnal, 1876, it is No. 158.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)