Love the Dear Savior

Have you made Jesus your friend and your Savior

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Have you made Jesus your friend and your Savior]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Have you made Jesus your Friend and your Savior,
Renouncing the world and forsaking all sin?
Have you returned to His love and His favor,
Resolving a heavenly life to begin?

Love Him, love the dear Savior;
Love Him, love Him forever;
Love Him, stray from Him never,
Walk in His footsteps alway.

2 Have you decided to follow the Savior,
To be His disciple and serve Him alway,
Leaving the pleasures and joys of the worldling,
To walk with the Lord in the heavenly way? [Refrain]

3 Are you now living the life of a Christian,
Devoting yourself to His service of love,
Trusting, beyond all earth’s toiling and praying,
To reign with the Savior in mansions above? [Refrain]

4 Strive then, my brother, to win for the Savior
The jewels down-trodden in sin and despair,
Lifting the fallen with love’s divine power,
Until they, with us, in His glory shall share. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #44

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: Have you made Jesus your friend and your Savior
Title: Love the Dear Savior
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Love him, love the dear Savior
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of the Century #44

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