Love Lifted Me (Contemporary Version)
Words by James Rowe, 1912
Music by Howard E. Smith, 1912
Arrangement by Dean B. McIntyre, 2013
Scripture References: Matthew 8:23-27; 14:22-33; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25
Topical References: Assurance; Christ's love; despair; safety; sinfulness
The well-known gospel hymn has always been a favorite since it appeared at no. 233 in The Cokesbury Worship Hymnal. In fact, the church-wide research conducted by Discipleship Ministries (New Hymnal Research Report, 2007-2008) that followed the joint Discipleship Ministries-United Methodist Publishing House four-year music study of 2004-2007 showed "Love Lifted Me" as the number one hymn requested to be included in a new hymnal that was not already in The United Methodist Hymnal (1989) or The Faith We Sing (2000). It was included as no. 3101 in Worship & Song. This new arrangement is a high-energy, up-tempo treatment of the old favorite. More adventurous congregations might enjoy preceding it with a verse of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" or "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher." Read more about this hymn at "Love Lifted Me" Hymn Study.