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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.

"Love Lifted Me" (Contemporary Version) (Sibelius format)

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