Hatch, Edwin, a Church of England clergyman,
was born at Derby September 4,
1835. He graduated at Oxford in 1857.
After spending some years in Canada, he
returned to England and became in 1867
vice principal of St. Mary's Hall, Oxford.
He delivered the Bampton Lectures in 1881
on "The Origin of Early Christian Churches."
He was rector of Purleigh from 1883
till his death, November 10, 1889. His
hymns and other poems were published in
a posthumous volume titled Towards Fields
of Light, 1890.
|Breathe on me, Breath of God