Hall, Christopher Newman, an English Congregationalist minister, was born at Maidstone May 22, 1816. He was educated at the University of London, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1841. From 1842 to 1854 he was minister at Albion Church, Hull. In 1854 he became the pastor of Surrey Chapel, London, and its successor, Christ Church, Westminster. He was the author of several prose works, and he edited the Christ Church Hymnal, 1876, to which he contributed eighty-two original hymns. His published volumes include the following: Hymns Composed at Bolton Abbey, 1858; Pilgrim Songs in Sunshine and Shade, 1870; Songs of Earth and Heaven, 1886; Lyrics of a Long Life, 1894; and other volumes. His famous little tract, |Come to Jesus,| has been translated into more than thirty different languages, and has reached a circulation of over three million. He died February 18, 1902.
Friend of sinners, Lord of glory 130