Because He Loves Me So

Representative Text

1 Why came the Saviour from above,
To dwell on earth below?
Why suffered he on Calvary?
Because he loves me so.

He loves me, he loves me,
He loves me, this I know.
He gave himself to die for me,
Because he loves me so.

2 Why bowed he in Gethsemane
Beneath a weight of woe,
Till bloody sweat bedew'd the ground?
Because he loves me so. [Chorus]

3 Why does he wash my sin-stained heart
And make it white as snow?
Why does he make his home therein?
Because he loves me so. [Chorus]

4 Why will he take me up to heav'n
From cares and toils below?
Why give a crown of glory there?
Because he loves me so. [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #113

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why came the Savior from above
Title: Because He Loves Me So
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He loves me, He loves me
Copyright: Public Domain



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