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Song of Salvation

I have heard of a Savior's love, And a wonderful love it must be

Author: Anne Houlditch Shepherd; Author: Philip Phillips
Tune: [I have heard of a Savior's love] (Phillips)
Published in 30 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have heard of a Saviour’s love,
And a wonderful love it must be;
But did he come down from above
Out of love and compassion for me?

Yes, O yes!
Out of love and compassion for me!
Yes, O yes!
Out of love and compassion for me!

2 I have heard how he suffered and bled,
How he languished and died on the tree;
But then is it anywhere said
That he languished and suffered for me?

3 I’ve been told of a Heaven on high
Which the soldiers of Jesus shall see;
But is there a place in the sky
Made ready and furnished for me?

4 Lord, answer these questions of mine;
To whom shall I go but to thee?
And say, by thy Spirit divine,
There’s a Saviour and Heaven for me.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #289

Author: Anne Houlditch Shepherd

Shepherd, Anne, née Houlditch, daughter of the Rev. E. H. Houlditch, sometime Rector of Speen, Berkshire, was born at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Sept. 11, 1809; married to Mr. S. Saville Shepherd in 1843; and died at Blackheath, Kent, Jan. 7, 1857. Her Hymns adapted to the Comprehension of Young Minds were published (3rd ed. 1847 5th ed. 1855), and contained 64 hymns. Of these the following have come into common use:— 1. Around the throne of God in heaven. 2. Glory to Jesus, glory. Praise. 3. Here's a message of love. Invitation. 4. I have read of the Saviour's love. The Love of Christ. 5. See where the gentle Jesus reigns. Jesus, the Children's Friend. Of these hymns the first has by far the widest acceptance, and is fo… Go to person page >

Author: Philip Phillips

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)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have heard of a Savior's love, And a wonderful love it must be
Title: Song of Salvation
Author: Philip Phillips
Author: Anne Houlditch Shepherd
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, yes, yes, for me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #6233
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The Cyber Hymnal #6233


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #289

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