"Savior, Thy Dying Love"
by Sylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-1895
Text From:
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 289



1. Savior, Thy dying love
Thou gavest me;
Nor should I aught withhold,
Dear Lord, from Thee.
In love my soul would bow,
My heart fulfil its vow,
Some offering bring Thee now,
Something for Thee.

2. O'er the blest mercy-seat,
Pleading for me,
My feeble faith looks up,
Jesus, to Thee.
Help me my cross to bear,
Thy wondrous love declare,
Some song to raise or prayer,
Something for Thee.

3. Give me a faithful heart,
Likeness to Thee,
That each departing day
Henceforth may see
Some work of love begun,
Some deed of kindness done,
Some wanderer sought and won,
Something for Thee.

4. All that I am and have,
Thy gifts so free,
In joy, in grief, through life,
Dear Lord, for Thee!
And when Thy face I see,
My ransomed soul shall be
Through all eternity
Something for Thee.


Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Hymn #403 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Acts 9:6
Author: Sylvanus D. Phelps, 1862
Composer: Joseph Barnaby, 1892
Tune: "Winterton"