Hymn Story: Savior, More than Life to Me

“Savior, More than Life to Me” was first published by Fanny Crosby in 1875.

William H. Doane composed the music. He sent Crosby the tune and requested she write a hymn titled “Every day and hour.”  It is said that this hymn provided Crosby with great joy and comfort.

Ira Sankey wrote “Her hope has been most ful­ly ver­i­fied, for mil­lions have been re­freshed and strength­ened as they have sung it. At the sug­ges­tion of Mr. D. W. Mc­Will­iams, who was su­per­in­ten­dent of Dr. Cuy­ler’s Sun­day-school for twen­ty-five years, it was put in­to “Gos­pel Hymns.'”

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