Saviour, More than Life

Word, by Fanny J. Crosby Music by W. H. Doane

"Saviour, more than life to me,
I am clinging, clinging close to Thee.”




Tune preceded words in this instance. It was in 1875 that Mr. Doane sent the tune to Fanny Crosby, and requested her to write a hymn entitled” Every day and hour. ”Her response in the form of this hymn gave the blind hymn-writer great comfort and filled her heart with joy. She felt sure that God would bless the hymn to many hearts. 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."