Bateman, Henry, a popular writer of hymns for children, was descended from the De Voeux, a Huguenot family. Born on March 6, 1802, in Bunhill Row, Finsbury, he was educated for commercial pursuits, and followed the trade of a timber merchant. He died in 1872. During the greater part of his life he was addicted to the writing of poetry, but his hymns were mostly written between 1856 and 1864. His published works are:—
(1) Belgium and Up and Down the Rhine, 1858; (2) Sunday Sunshine: New Hymns and Poems for the Young, 1858; (3) Home Musings: Metrical Lay Sermons, 1862; (4) Heart Melodies: Being 365 New Hymns and Psalms, 1862; (5) Fret Not, and Other Poems, including Hymns with music, 1869.
From his Sunday Sunshine (Lond., Nisbet & Co.,… Go to person page >