Cross, Ada, née Cambridge, daughter of Henry Cambridge, born at St. Germaine, Norfolk, Nov. 21, 1844, and married, in 1869, to George Frederick Cross, who, in 1870, took Holy Orders as a curate in England, and subsequently, after holding various curacies in Australia, became, in 1877, Incumbent of Coleraine, in the diocese of Ballarat. Her works include Hymns on the Holy Communion, 1866; Hymns on the Litany, 1865, &c.; and she has also contributed to Lays of the Pious Minstrels, 1862; English Lyrics, &c.; and published a prose story, "The Two Surplices,” 1865, and tales in various magazines. Her hymns have attained to some popularity, and are characterized by great sweetness and purity of rhythm, combined with naturalness and simplicity.… Go to person page >
Saviour, by Thy sweet compassion. Ada Cambridge. [In Affliction.] Published in her Hymns on the Litany, 1865, No. 17, in 7 stanzas of 8 lines, and based upon the words "In all time of our tribulation .... Good Lord, deliver us." It is given in its full and unaltered form in the Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 120. When used in public worship it is usually abbreviated.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)