[Savior, more than life to me]

[Savior, more than life to me]

Composer: W. Howard Doane (1899)
Published in 147 hymnals

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Composer: W. Howard Doane

An industrialist and philanthropist, William H. Doane (b. Preston, CT, 1832; d. South Orange, NJ, 1915), was also a staunch supporter of evangelistic campaigns and a prolific writer of hymn tunes. He was head of a large woodworking machinery plant in Cincinnati and a civic leader in that city. He showed his devotion to the church by supporting the work of the evangelistic team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey and by endowing Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. An amateur composer, Doane wrote over twenty-two hundred hymn and gospel song tunes, and he edited over forty songbooks. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Savior, more than life to me]
Composer: W. Howard Doane (1899)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 32121 65556 15132
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Piano Solo

  • Blessed Be the Name: Sacred Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Ed Rea
    Published By: SoundForth (1999) pp. 4
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 80
  • Eighteen Hymn Transcriptions for Piano
    Composer/Editor Clarence Kohlmann
    Published By: Theodore Presser Company (1946) pp. 18

Organ Solo

  • Sacred Transcriptions for the Organ: Favorite Gospel Song and Hymn Melodies
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1950) pp. 1


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #856
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5922
Text: Savior, More Than Life
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #5959
Text: 時刻近主 (Saviour, more than life to me)
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #475

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #373


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #856

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Hymns of Faith #368

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #236

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #447


Small Church Music #5959

Spiritual Life Songs #126

The Christian Life Hymnal #419


The Cyber Hymnal #5922

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #304


Timeless Truths #18

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Total Praise #476

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Yes, Lord! #324

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #397

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