William Cameron was born in 1751. He studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and in 1785 was ordained minister of Kirknewton, in Mid Lothian. He died in 1811. He was the author of several works.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >
Rulers of Sodom! hear the voice. W. Cameron. [True Penitence.]. First appeared as No. 17 in the Draft Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1781, as a version of Isaiah i. 10-19, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. Thence, with st. vii. 1. 1 altered, in the public worship edition issued in that year by the Church of Scotland, and still in use. In the markings by the eldest daughter of W. Cameron (q. v.), it is ascribed to Cameron. Included in the Belief Hymn Book, 1833, and again in others. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]