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Because he loved me so

I love to hear the story Which angel voices tell

Author: Emily Huntington Miller (1867)
Published in 176 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I love to hear the story
Which angel voices tell,
How once the King of Glory
Came down on earth to dwell.
I am both weak and sinful,
But this I surely know,
The Lord came down to save me,
Because He loved me so.

2 I’m glad my blessed Saviour
Was once a child like me,
To show how pure and holy
His little ones might be;
And if I try to follow
His footsteps here below,
He never will forsake me,
Because He loves me so.

3 To tell His love and mercy
My sweetest songs I’ll raise;
And though I cannot see Him,
I know He hears my praise;
For He Himself has promised
That even I may go
To sing among His angels,
Because He loves me so.


Source: The Hymnal #447

Author: Emily Huntington Miller

Miller, Emily, née Huntingdon, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Huntington, D.D., was born at Brooklyn, Connecticut, Oct. 22, 1833: and was subsequently married to Professor Miller. Mrs. Miller is joint editor of The Little Corporal, published at Chicago, in which several of her poetical pieces appeared. Of her hymns the most widely known are:— 1. Enter Thy temple, glorious King. Opening of a Place of Worship. This was written for the opening of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Akron, Ohio, 1861; and is in several collections, including the Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, 1878. 2. I love to hear the story. Early Piety. Written for and published in The Little Corporal, 1867. This is in extensive use in Great Britain and America. It wa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love to hear the story Which angel voices tell
Title: Because he loved me so
Author: Emily Huntington Miller (1867)
Meter: D
Refrain First Line: I love to hear the story
Publication Date: 1939
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #632

Complete Mission Praise #853


The Cyber Hymnal #2901


The Cyber Hymnal #10569

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #840

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #68b

Include 170 pre-1979 instances
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