Born: Jan­u­a­ry 6, 1719, Bat­tle, Sus­sex, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 19, 1783, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Moravian cem­e­te­ry, Sloane Street, Chel­sea, Eng­land.

Hammond was ed­u­cat­ed at St. John’s Coll­ege, Cam­bridge. In 1743 he joined the Cal­vin­is­tic Meth­od­ists, and in 1745, the Mo­ra­vi­an Breth­ren. He left an au­to­bi­og­ra­phy in Greek, which, as of 1900, re­mained un­pub­lished. His orig­in­al hymns, to­ge­ther with his trans­la­tions from the La­tin, were pub­lished in his Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Lon­don: W. Strahan, 1745).



  1. Awake, and Sing the Song
  2. Brightness of the Father’s Face
  3. Gracious Lord, Incline Thine Ear
  4. How Great the Christ­ian’s Portion In
  5. If Jesus Is Yours
  6. In Thine Own Ap­point­ed Way
  7. Jesus, Who Died the World to Save
  8. Lord, if on Earth the Thought of Thee
  9. Lord, We Come Before Thee Now
  10. Now with Joint Consent We Sing
  11. O Lord, How Little Do We Know
  12. Would You Win a Soul to God?