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O Savior, where shall guilty man

O Savior, where shall guilty man

Author: Caroline E. May (1858)
Tune: NEWCASTLE (Morley)
Published in 20 hymnals

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1. O Savior, 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. O 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: The Cyber Hymnal #5348

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)



The Cyber Hymnal #5348
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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #269


The Cyber Hymnal #5348

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