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Why Should He Love Me So?

Love sent my Savior to die in my stead

Author: Robert Harkness
Tune: [Love sent my Savior to die in my stead] (Harkness)
Published in 35 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Love sent my Savior to die in my stead;
Why should He love me so?
Meekly to Calvary's cross He was led;
Why should He love me so?

Refrain:
Why should He love me so?
Why should He love me so?
Why should my Savior to Calvary go?
Why should He love me so?

2 Nails pierced His hands and His feet for my sin;
Why should He love me so?
He suffered sore my salvation to win:
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

3 O how He agonized there in my place;
Why should He love me so?
Nothing withholding my sin to efface;
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

Source: The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #325

Author: Robert Harkness

After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles M. Alexander, Harkness became Alexander’s pianist. He came to Christ shortly thereafter (on a bicycle, he said), and made several round the world tours with Torrey and Alexander. Harkness was especially well known for his program The Music of the Cross, and as the author of correspondence courses in hymn playing. He wrote over 2,000 hymns and Gospel songs in his lifetime. (hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love sent my Savior to die in my stead
Title: Why Should He Love Me So?
Author: Robert Harkness
Refrain First Line: Why should he love me so
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Bible Truth Hymns #16

Rejoice Hymns #101

Sacred Selections for the Church #304

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The Celebration Hymnal #325

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Yes, Lord! #42

Include 30 pre-1979 instances
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