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 458 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. Vernon 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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  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #2844
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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #298TextAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #549TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #297TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #439
Rejoice Hymns #319
Sing Joyfully #440TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #4053Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #317
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #590Text
The Cyber Hymnal #2844TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #370TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #181
Timeless Truths #833TextAudio
Include 445 pre-1979 instances
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