James Hoffman Batten was a Methodist minister. He served the West Grove Methodist Church in Asbury Park, the Matawan Methodist Church, and other Methodist churches in New Jersey and Illinois. He later left the Methodist Church and joined the Congregationalist Church because he agreed with the teachings of the Congregationalists. He died in Anaheim, California
Dianne Shapiro, from "Red Bank Register", Dec. 7, 1904, Find a Grave (findagrave.com) Go to person page >
Display Title: When Jesus Came My WayFirst Line: The beggar sat blind by the wayside roadTune Title: [The beggar sat blind by the wayside road]Author: J. Hoffman BattenSource: Fairer Than Day, by George C. Hugg (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George C. Hugg, 1903), number 54.