|First Line:||O Saviour, where shall guilty man|
|Author:||Caroline E. May (1858: v. 2, line 3, alt.)|
|Topic:||Atonement: Necessary; Christ: Passion and Crucifixion; Christ: Substitute3 more...|
There is no record of this writer on which we are able to rely. It is probable that the name is that of a lady, as it does not appear in the university catalogues nor in the clerical lists. The hymn itself was contributed to the Choral Hymn-Book of Dr. P. Maurice, London, 1861.
The author, however, is not Miss Caroline May, whose Hymns on the Collects (New York, 1872) does not contain it, and who has personally assured us that it is not her composition, nor does she know who " C. E. May" is.
From English Hymns : Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield, Funk & Wagnalls, 1886