O Savior, where shall guilty man

O Savior, where shall guilty man

Author: Caroline E. May (1858)
Tune: NEWCASTLE (Morley)
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1 O Saviour, where shall guilty man
Find rest except in thee?
Thine was the warfare with his foe,
The cross of pain, the cup of woe,
And thine the victory.

2 How came the everlasting Son,
The Lord of life, to die?
Why didst thou meet the tempter's power,
Why, Jesus, in thy dying hour,
Endure such agony?

3 To save us by thy precious blood,
To make us one in thee,
That ours might be thy perfect life,
Thy thorny crown, thy cross, thy strife,
And ours the victory.

4 Oh, make us worthy, gracious Lord,
Of all thy love to be;
To thy blest will our wills incline,
That unto death we may be thine,
And ever live in thee.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #241

Author: Caroline E. May

May, Catherine Elizabeth, née Martin, p. 1584, i., under "O Saviour," &c. She was the only daughter of Sir Henry William Martin, Bt, and was b. at Lockinge Park, near Wantage, Feb. 19, 1808; m. 1837 to the Rev. George May, who was from 1843 to 1861 Vicar of Lyddington, Wilts; died at Totland, Isle of Wight, Sep. 12, 1873. The first verse of her hymn, "O Saviour, where shall guilty man," appeared in Dr. Maurice's Choral Harmony, 1858, set to a tune called "Lyddington." which was composed by Dr. E. F. Rimbault, and is dated 1856. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: O Savior, where shall guilty man
Author: Caroline E. May (1858)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


0 Saviour, where shall guilty man. [Passiontide.] Contributed to Maurice’s Choral Hymn Book, 1861, by [Mrs. ?] C. E. May, of Liddington Vicarage, Wilts, of which parish the Rev. George May, M.A. was then the Vicar. He died Dec. 24, 1861.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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