1 Savior, Thy dying love
Thou gavest me,
Nor should I aught withhold,
Dear Lord, from Thee:
In love my soul would bow,
My heart fulfill its vow,
Some off'ring bring Thee now,
Something for Thee.
2 At the blest mercy seat,
Pleading for me,
My feeble faith looks up,
Jesus, to Thee:
Help me the cross to bear,
Thy wondrous love declare,
Some song to raise, or pray'r,
Something for Thee.
3 Give me a faithful heart,
Likeness to Thee,
That each departing day
Henceforth may see
Some work of love begun,
Some deed of kindness done,
Some wand'rer sought and won,
Something for Thee.
4 All that I am and have,
Thy gifts so free,
In joy, in grief, thro' life,
Dear Lord, for Thee!
And when Thy face I see,
My ransom'd soul shall be,
Thro' all eternity,
Something for Thee.
Baptist Hymnal, 1991
|First Line:||Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest me|
|Title:||Something for Jesus|
|Author:||S. Dryden Phelps (1862)|
The text for “Savior, Thy Dying Love” was first published in 1862 by Sylvanus Dryden Phelps, a Baptist minister. He wrote the text for “Savior, Thy Dying Love” after he was asked to contribute several hymns for Robert Lowry’s hymn book, Pure Gold.
SOMETHING FOR JESUS is by far the tune most commonly paired with the text. It was composed in 1871 by Robert Lowry after he received the text from Phelps. This is the tune that will always be associated with Phelps’ text. This melancholy, almost mournful tune fits the words well. The hymn generally sounds better when incorporating harmony into the music.
The content of this hymn specifically addresses the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross, and would be best incorporated in a Good Friday service, although it could work on Easter Sunday as well.
Suggested music for this hymn:
Luke Getz Hymnary.org
|Instances (1 - 22 of 22)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #464||Something for Thee||Savior, Thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-1895||64 64 66 64||1994||Commitment | ; Faith | ; Jesus Christ | His Love; Lent | ; Mercy | ; Service | ; Surrender | ; Witnessing ||
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #607||Something for Thee||Savior, Thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.||2 Timothy 2:15||1991|
|Baptist Hymnal 2008 #531||Something for Thee||Savior, Thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps||188.8.131.52.6.6.4.||2008||Commitment, Dedication, Consecration, Devotion | ; Servanthood, Service, Ministry ||
|Chalice Hymnal #383||Savior, Thy Dying Love||Savior, thy dying love thou gavest me||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus Dryden Phelps||64.64.6664||1995||The Church at Worship | Offering; God's Church | The Church at Worship: Offering; Jesus Christ: Love | ; Offering ||
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #488||Savior, Thy Dying Love||Savior, thy dying love||WINTERTON||Sylvanus D. Phelpsm 1816-95||64 64 6664||1993||Stewardship ||
|Complete Mission Praise #586||Savior, thy dying love||Savior, thy dying love||64 64 66 64||2000|
|Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #440||Savior, Thy Dying Love||Savior, thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||S. Dryden Phelps, 1816-1895||184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11||2 Timothy 2:15||2007||Evangelism | ; Gospel Call and Response | ; Serviice | ; Stewardship ||
|Hymns of Faith #446||Something for Thee||Savior, Thy dying love||[Savior, Thy dying love]||Sylvanus D. Phelps||Exodus 25:22; Psalm 50:14; 2 Corinthians 8:5; Galatians 5:6; 1 John 3:2||1980||Christ | Intercessor; Meditation | ; Wedding ||
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #442||Savior, Thy Dying Love||Savior, thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||S. Dryden Phelps, 1816-1895||Romans 6:6-11||1982||Christ's Love | ; Commitment | ; Gifts, Giving | ; Love | ; Offering, Offertory | ; Prophetic Ministry | ; Service ||
|Lutheran Worship #374||Savior, Thy Dying Love||Savior, thy dying love||WINTERTON||Sylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-95||64 64 6664||1982||Commitment ||
|Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #434||Something for Jesus||Savior, Thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps||1979||Stewardship ||
|Rejoice Hymns #423||Something for Thee||Savior; Thy dying love Thou gavest me||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-1895||18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.||2 Timothy 2:15||2011||Consecration | ; Service and Ministry ||
|Sing Joyfully #441||Something for Jesus||Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest me||[Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest me]||Sylvanus D. Phelps||1989|
|Small Church Music #489||Something for Thee (Lowry)||Savior, Thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR THEE (LOWRY)||S. Dryden Phelps|
|Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #299||Something for Thee||Saviour, Thy dying love||[Saviour, Thy dying love]||Sylvanus D. Phelps||1989||Consecration ||
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #461||Saviour, thy dying love||Saviour, thy dying love||S. D. Phelps||2012|
|The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #671||Something for Thee||Savior, Thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps||126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.||1997|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6336||Savior, Thy Dying Love||Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest me||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps||10.10.12.10||First appeared in the <cite>Watchman and Reflector</cite>, Volume XLV, No. 11 (Boston, Massachusetts: 1864). The original first line was "Something, my God, for Thee"|
|The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #445||Something for Thee||Savior, Thy dying love||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps||184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.||1986||Commitment and Consecration | ; Stewardship and Service ||
|The New Century Hymnal #452||Savior, Who Dying Gave||Savior, who dying gave||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus Dryden Phelps; Thomas H. Troeger||18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.||Galatians 5:22-24; Romans 5:6-11||1995||Consecration | ; Jesus Christ | Savior; Offertories ||
|The New National Baptist Hymnal #382||Something for Thee||Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest me||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||Sylvanus D. Phelps||1994|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #638||Savior, Thy Dying Love Thou Gavest Me||Savior, thy dying love thou gavest me||SOMETHING FOR JESUS||S. Dryden Phelps||126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.||Romans 12:1-2||1990||Christian Service | ; Love | For Christ of God|