Christopher Batty (1715-1797)

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Hymn #71.
This writer was born at Newby Cote, near Yorkshire, in 1715. He became associated with the so-called “Inghamites” and worked with them in the northern parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. He assisted James Allen (named herein) in 1757 in the production of “Kendal Hymn Book” to which he contributed 31 hymns. Verse three of his hymn in the Little Flock expresses desires after the grace of God and a turning away from things here:
“The more through grace ourselves we know,
The more rejoiced we are to bow
And glory in Thy cross;
To trust in Thine atoning blood,
And look to Thee for every good,
And count all else but dross.”