1. I have heard of a Savior’s love,
And a wonderful love it must be;
But did He come down from above,
Out of love and compassion for me, for me,
Out of love and compassion for me?
Yes, yes, yes for me, for me,
Yes, yes, yes for me;
Our Lord from above in His infinite love,
On the cross died to save you and me.
2. I have heard that He suffered, bled,
That He languished and died on the tree;
But then is it anywhere said,
That He languished and suffered for me, for me,
That He languished and suffered for me! [Refrain]
3. I’ve been told of a Heav’n on high,
Which the children of Jesus shall see;
But is there a place in the sky
Made ready and furnished for me, for me,
Made ready and furnished for me? [Refrain]
4. O Lord, answer these questions, please,
To whom shall I go but to Thee?
And say by Thy Spirit divine,
There’s a Savior and Heaven for me, for me,
There’s a Savior and Heaven for me. [Refrain]
Phillips, Philip, commonly known as the "Singing Pilgrim," was born in Chautauqua County, N. York, Aug. 13, 1834. Although engaged in farming for a time, from an early age he devoted himself to music, and ultimately devoted himself to the work of a "Singing Evangelist," in which capacity he has visited most English-speaking countries. His popular hymnals are: (1) Early Blossoms, 1860; (2) Musical Leaves, 1862; and (3) The Singing Pilgrim, 1866. In these works he published one or two hymns, including "I have heard of a Saviour's love" (The love of Christ), as in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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