[Savior, more than life to me]

[Savior, more than life to me]

Composer: W. Howard Doane (1899)
Published in 103 hymnals

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Composer: W. Howard Doane

Doane, W. H. (William Howard), born in Preston, Connecticut, 1831, and educated for the musical profession by eminent American and German masters. He has had for years the superintendence of a large Baptist Sunday School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resides. Although not a hymnwriter, the wonderful success which has attended his musical setting of numerous American hymns, and the number of his musical editions of hymnbooks for Sunday Schools and evangelistic purposes, bring him within the sphere of hymnological literature. Amongst his collections we have:— (1) Silver Spray, 1868; (2) Pure Gold, 1877; (3) Royal Diadem, 1873; (4) Welcome Tidings, 1877; (5) Brightest and Best, 1875; (6) Fountain of Song; (7) Songs of Devotion, 1870;… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: W. Howard Doane (1899)
Incipit: 32121 65556 15132
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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 - 8 of 8)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #856


Small Church Music #5959

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #397

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African American Heritage Hymnal #475


The Cyber Hymnal #5922

The New National Baptist Hymnal #242


Timeless Truths #18

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Hymns of Faith #368

Include 95 pre-1979 instances
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