I Ought to Love My Savior

I ought to love my Savior, He loved me long ago

Author: D. S. Warner (1883)
Tune: [I ought to love my Savior] (Fisher)
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

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1 I ought to love my Savior,
He loved me long ago;
Looked on my soul with favor,
When deep in guilt and woe.
And though my sin had grieved Him,
His Father’s law had crossed,
Love drew Him down from heaven,
To seek and save the lost.

2 I ought to love my Savior,
He bore my sin and shame;
From glory to the manger,
On wings of love He came.
He trod this earth in sorrow,
Endured the pains of hell;
That I should not be banished,
But in His glory dwell.

3 I ought to love my Savior,
Upon the cross He died;
Behold the world’s Creator,
“My God, my God,” He cried.
Oh, listen to those accents
Of love divine so free;
“ ’Tis finished!”—my salvation;
Thine shall the glory be.

4 I ought to love my Savior,
He pardoned all my sin;
Then sanctified my nature,
And keeps me pure within.
He fills me with His glory,
And bears my soul above
This world—oh, wondrous story,
’Tis love, redeeming love.

5 O Christ, I can but love Thee,
What heart could e’er withhold;
A love that cost so dearly,
The off’ring of Thy soul?
O King of love immortal,
Reign in my heart alone;
And flood this earthen temple,
With glory from Thy throne.

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

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First Line: I ought to love my Savior, He loved me long ago
Title: I Ought to Love My Savior
Author: D. S. Warner (1883)
Language: English



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