I'll Live for Him

My life, my love I give to Thee

Author: R. E. Hudson (1882)
Tune: [My life, my love, I give to Thee]
Published in 474 hymnals

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1 My life, my love I give to Thee,
Thou Lamb of God Who died for me;
O may I ever faithful be,
My Savior and my God!

I'll live for Him Who died for me,
How happy then My life shall be!
I'll live for Him Who died for me,
My Savior and my God!

2 I now believe Thou dost receive,
For Thou hast died That I might live;
And now henceforth I'll trust in Thee,
My Savior and my God! [Chorus]

3 O Thou who died on Calvary,
To save my soul And make me free,
I'll consecrate My life to Thee,
My Savior and my God! [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #549

Author: R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Union College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #298
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The Cyber Hymnal #2844
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Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #298

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #549

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #417

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Hymns of Faith #297

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #439

Rejoice Hymns #319

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Sing Joyfully #440


Small Church Music #4053

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #317


The Celebration Hymnal #590

The Christian Life Hymnal #491


The Cyber Hymnal #2844

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #370

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The New National Baptist Hymnal #181


The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #227


Timeless Truths #833

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