William Freeman Lloyd (1791-1853)

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Hymn #209.
W. F. Lloyd was born December 22, 1791, at Uley, Gloucestershire, England. Apparently saved early in life, he took a great interest in Sunday school work. In 1810 he was appointed secretary of the Sunday School Union. He also was with the Religious Tract Society in 1816. He commenced a magazine for Sunday school teachers, and for years the “Child’s Companion and Weekly Visitor.” He produced various books for Sunday school teachers and scholars. He also published a collection under the title “Thoughts in Rhyme.” He died at the residence of his brother Dr. Samuel Lloyd, at Stanley Hall, Gloucestershire, on April 22, 1853. His hymn “Our times are in Thy hand” was included by Mr. G. V. Wigram in the “Poor of the Flock” edited in 1838. Then it appeared again in the 1856 revision under the same number (209) as in the Little Flock.
“Our times are in Thy hand,
We’d always trust in Thee,
Till we have left this weary land,
And all Thy glory see.”