March 15, 1794, Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

August 28, 1873.

William was the son of Manchester physician John Hull. He was educated at Macclesfield and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he took a first-class Lit. Hum. in 1814, and subsequently became a Fellow. At Oxford, he made life-long friendships with some, and acquaintance with most of the foremost men of his time, including Arnold, Keble, Whately, Milman, Bickards, Newman, Stanley, and others. He entered Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Chancery Bar. He took a prominent part in London and at Oxford in the religious movements of the day. On retiring from the Bar, he lived first at Tickwood Hall, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, then at Knowle, Hazelwood, Derbyshire.

Hull’s works include:

  1. Car of Fire Is on the Air, A
  2. Comfort Ye, People of the Lord
  3. Day Must Come, the Judgment Day, The
  4. Eternal Spirit, God of All
  5. Father of All, Who from Thy Throne
  6. Hear, Holy Father, God of Heaven
  7. Lord God, to Thee We Pray
  8. Lord, Let Thy Work Be Done
  9. Mercy Triumphs, Christ Is Born
  10. O Thou, the Woman’s Promised Seed
  11. Once He Came, How Meek and Lowly
  12. Our Hearts Worship Thee, Lord
  13. Raise Up Some Warning Voice
  14. Sinful Earth Was Sunk in Woe, The
  15. Son of God, We Kneel Before Thee
  16. ’Tis All Too Late
  17. ’Tis Darkness All, and Dreariness
  18. To the God of All Creation
  19. We Have a Name to Live
  20. We Have Heard the Solemn Story
  21. We Know the Spirit’s Will
  22. When on the Blazing Mount the Stone
  23. Ye That Would Worship the Lord