McComb, William, author of "Chief of sinners though I be" (Christ All and All), was born in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland, in 1793, and was for several years a bookseller in Belfast. He published The Dirge of O'Neill, 1816; The School of the Sabbath, 1822; and The Voice of a Year, 1848. These together with smaller pieces were collected and pub. as The Poetical Works of William M'Comb, 1864.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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