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This Is Why I Love My Savior

Shall I tell you why I ceased from folly?

Author: D. S. Warner (1893)
Tune: [Shall I tell you why I ceased from folly?]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Shall I tell you why I ceased from folly?
Why I turned away from sin?
’Twas because the love of my Redeemer
Fully won my heart to Him.

This is why I love my Savior,
Why I love to follow Him;
For He died my soul to ransom,
And He washed me from my sin.

2 Do you ask me why I seek no pleasure
In the things I once did love?
’Tis because I’ve tasted life’s pure river,
Flowing from the throne above. [Refrain]

3 Would you bid me give to all a reason
Of the hope I now possess?
It is Christ in me the hope of glory,
And His perfect holiness. [Refrain]

4 Though all men may look on me with wonder,
At the change that’s taken place;
I will walk the downward road no longer,
Bless the Lord for saving grace. [Refrain]

Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shall I tell you why I ceased from folly?
Title: This Is Why I Love My Savior
Author: D. S. Warner (1893)
Refrain First Line: This is why I love my Savior,



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