Hammond, William

Hammond, William an English Calvinistic Methodist minister, was born at Battle, Sussex, January 6, 1719. In 1745 he published a volume of original Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. Among these were several which are found in many of our modern collections: Lord, we come before thee now; Would you win a soul to God? and Awake and sing the song. Mr. Hammond was an educated man, having been connected with St. John's College, Cambridge. Later in life he joined the Moravian Brethren, and, upon his decease, August 19, 1783, was interred in their burying-ground in London. He was the author of a volume entitled The Marrow of the Gospel. See Belclier, Historical Sketches of Hymns, page 163. (J.C.S.)

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