William Hammond

Short Name: William Hammond
Full Name: Hammond, William, 1719-1783
Birth Year: 1719
Death Year: 1783

Hammond, William, B.A, born at Battle, Sussex, Jan. 6, 1719, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1743 he joined the Calvinistic Methodists; and in 1745, the Moravian Brethren. He died in London, Aug. 19, 1783, and was buried in the Moravian burial-ground, Sloane Street, Chelsea. He left an Autobiography in Greek, which remains unpublished. His original hymns, together with his translations from the Latin, were published in his:—

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. To which is prefix'd A Preface, giving some Account of a Weak Faith, and a Full Assurance of Faith; and briefly stating the Doctrine of Sanctification; and shewing a Christian's Completeness, Perfection, and Happiness in Christ. By William Hammond, A.B., late of St. John's College, Cambridge. London: Printed by W. Strahan; and sold by J. Oswald, at the Rose and Crown in the Poultry, mdccxlv.

A few of his original hymns from scriptural fidelity and earnestness have attained to a foremost position amongst English hymns. These include, "Awake, and sing the song," and "Lord, we come before Thee now." His translations of Latin hymns were amongst the earliest published after those contained in the Primers and other devotional works of 16th and 17th centuries. They are of merit, and worthy of attention. Greater use might also be made of his original compositions. In addition to those named above, the following are also in common use:—
1. Brightness of the Father's Face. God the Son.
2. How great the Christian's portion is. Possession of All in Christ.
3. If Jesus is yours. God's unchangeable Love.
4. In Thine own appointed way. Divine Worship.
5. Jesus, Who died the [a] world to save. Easter.
6. Lord, if on earth the thought of Thee. Heaven anticipated.
1. Now with joint consent we sing. Divine Worship.
8. O Lord, how little do we know. Quinquagesima.
9. Would you win a soul to God ? The Gospel Message.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by William Hammond (32)sort descendingAsInstances
قوموا ورتلوا يا أيها العبادWilliam Hammond (Author)1
A stranger and a pilgrim IWilliam Hammond (Author)5
Awake, and sing the songW. Hammond, 1719-83 (Author)475
Cast thy burden on the Lord, Only lean upon His wordWilliam Hammond (Author)3
Children of the heavenly King, As we journey, sweetly singWilliam Hammond (Author)1
Come, ye that love the Lord, And let our joys be knownWilliam Hammond (Author (st. 2-4))2
Erwachet, singt das LiedWilliam Hammond (Author)2
Glory to the eternal OneW. Hammond (Author)1
Gracious Lord, incline thine earWilliam Hammond (Author)43
Ho, all ye trembling sinners, hearWilliam Hammond (Author)6
Holy Spirit, gently comeWilliam Hammond (Author)24
If Jesus is ours, we have a true friendHammond (Author)8
In Christ alone all fulness dwellsHammond (Author)4
Jesus, Shepherd of the sheep, powerful is thine armWilliam Hammond (Author)13
Jesus, thy word is my delightWilliam Hammond (Author)9
Jesus, who died the world to saveWilliam Hammond (Author)11
Jesus, who for me hast diedWilliam Hammond (Author)6
Lord, if on earth the thought of theeWilliam Hammond (Author)4
Lord, we are young, thy help we needWilliam Hammond (Author)1
Lord, we come before thee nowWilliam Hammond (Author)418
Not one of Adam's raceWilliam Hammond (Author)6
Now Christ ascending above the skiesWilliam Hammond (Author)2
O Lord, how little do we knowWilliam Hammond (Author)2
O my distrustful heartHammond (Author)4
See, my soul, God ever blestWilliam Hammond (Author)7
The Lord be with me everywhereWilliam Hammond (Author)6
There shall each raptured tongueWilliam Hammond (Author)2
Vaagn op, syng Lammets SangWilliam Hammond (Author)1
What good news the angels bringWilliam Hammond, 1719-1783 (Author)16
Would you win a soul to GodHammond (Author)45
Would you win men's souls to GodWilliam Hammond (Author)2
Ye pilgrims, on the roadWilliam Hammond (Author)2

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