He Loved Me So

Why did my Savior come to earth

Author: J. G. Dailey
Tune: [Why did my Savior come to earth]
Published in 48 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Why did my Savior come to earth,
And to the humble go?
Why did He choose a lowly birth?
Because he loved me so!

He loved me so,
He loved me so,
He gave His precious life for me, for me,
Because, He loved me so.

2 Why did He drink the bitter cup
Of sorrow, pain and woe?
Why on the cross He lifted up?
Because He loved me so! [Chorus]

3 And now He bids me look and live,
And by His grace to know,
A home in glory He will give,
Because He loved me so! [Chorus]

4 Till Jesus comes, I'll sing His praise,
And then to glory go;
And reign with Him thro' endless days,
Because He loved me so. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Praises #46

Author: J. G. Dailey

Born: Circa March 1854, Del­a­ware (was liv­ing in New Cas­tle Coun­ty in 1860). Dailey moved to Brock­way­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia, with his mo­ther in 1872, and was still there as of 1892. In 1900 he was in Fre­don­ia Vil­lage, New York, and in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1910 & 1920. His works in­clude: A Col­lec­tion of Gos­pel, Tem­per­ance, and Pro­hi­bi­tion Songs, What’s the News (Brock­way­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1888) Love (Brock­way­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1892) Prohibition Chimes for Tem­per­ance, Pro­hi­bition and All Re­form Meet­ings (New York: Dai­ley & Mead, 1900) --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why did my Savior come to earth
Title: He Loved Me So
Author: J. G. Dailey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He loved, he loved me so
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #369

Melodies of Love #56

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Sacred Selections for the Church #301


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