Born: De­cem­ber 14, 1891, Wind­hill, York­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 1983, Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Cremated: Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.



Barraclough was edu­cat­ed in Eng­land, and stu­died or­gan and pi­ano from age of five.

He worked for a while as a claims ad­just­er for the Car and Gen­er­al In­sur­ance Com­pa­ny. From 1911–13, he was sec­re­ta­ry to Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment George Scott Ro­bert­son.

He then joined the Chap­man-Al­ex­an­der evan­gel­is­tic team as a pi­an­ist, and tra­veled with them to Am­er­ica and re­mained there.

He fought in World War I, ris­ing to the rank of ser­geant ma­jor

After the war, he be­came sec­re­ta­ry, and lat­er an ad­min­is­tra­tor, of the Gen­er­al As­sem­bly of the Pres­by­te­ri­an Church (1919–61).

He wrote words for 20 hymns and tunes to 120.