In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
This hymn not found in John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology; nor in lists of the works of Benjamin Beddome, Charles Wesley, or Isaac Watts. It is appributed to "Anonymous" in several sources, and several cite the Liverpool Collection of 1770.