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.'”