Why Should He Love Me So?

Love sent my Savior to die in my stead

Author: Robert Harkness
Tune: LOVE ME
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 Love sent my Savior to die in my stead;
Why should He love me so?
Meekly to Calvary's cross He was led;
Why should He love me so?

Refrain:
Why should He love me so?
Why should He love me so?
Why should my Savior to Calvary go?
Why should He love me so?

2 Nails pierced His hands and His feet for my sin;
Why should He love me so?
He suffered sore my salvation to win:
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

3 O how He agonized there in my place;
Why should He love me so?
Nothing withholding my sin to efface;
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

Source: The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #325

Author: Robert Harkness

HARKNESS, ROBERT (b. Bendigo, Vic, 2 March 1880; d. London, 8 May 1961). Hymnwriter and evangelist. Robert was the son of Abraham and Jane Elizabeth Harkness, two staunch Methodists and deeply committed Christians. He was educated at Bendigo, worked for a short time in a printing firm and then in his father's foundry. At a very early age he displayed a remarkable musical ability on the piano and organ, and soon began to compose hymns. The whole direction of his life changed in 1902 when the Torrey-Alexander Mission team visited Bendigo. His brilliant piano playing immediately caught the attention of Charles M Alexander, the mission's song leader, who arranged for him to join the mission group. Several months later he dedicated his life c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love sent my Savior to die in my stead
Title: Why Should He Love Me So?
Author: Robert Harkness
Refrain First Line: Why should he love me so
Copyright: © 1924, Renewal 1952 by Broadman Press

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Rejoice Hymns #101
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #325TextImage



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