Notify me of new comments via email. 38. A promotional poster using a little humor to encourage folks to attend the Sykes evangelistic meetings. Thank God for my upliftment and success in my working place. I recall learning this chorus in Vacation Bible School in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s. Bm7 G D … 7. Worship Together is the best and most comprehensive resource on the web for worship leaders, worship bands and worship teams. I have been to all the earth and I have not seen anyone like you, You are the only God. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul, Thank You for loving me; Thank You for cleansing and making me whole… Thank You for Calvary. Quoting the biography: “Running Over has been running all over the world for a number of years and is a great favourite among the boys and girls who at an early age learn to lisp out the words of this simple little chorus with the deep, deep meaning.”, Music by H. G. Hunter, Lyrics by Seth Sykes. He determined to renew the covenant. [Chorus] A2 E Bsus B Great is the Lord. Many of these songs/hymns were published in an evangelists song book, “Songs of Salvation” also known as the S.O.S. Because I know He’s mine. Some thank Him for the flow’rs that grow, Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 37. Enter your email address to follow Jim's blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength. I’ll sing this song of praise to Him As Seth wished, Bessie continued their ministry for many years writing in the Epilogue to Seth’s biography in 1958: “How has the work gone since 1950? What shall I render to thee, for all your goodness over my life, I will render praises unto you God, the owner of my soul? Thanks for sharing and I will share it with others, Take a look at the others and let me know what you think about them as well when you have time. Finally, I ran across a blogger, Mark Thompson, who is interested in Scottish history and in particular history related to evangelists from Scotland. Check Out. 28. I simply must tell others what Jesus has done for me. Some thank the Lord for friends and home, For mercies sure and sweet; But I would praise Him for His grace — In prayer I would repeat: CHORUS Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul, Thank You, Lord, for making me whole; Thank You, Lord, for giving to me Thy great salvation so rich and free. Below are a couple of testimonies in their own words that I located in the public domain of the internet at this link. She didn’t have Biblical training or a special calling. Thank you, Lord. The Sykes celebrated their 20th year of full-time ministry together in October, 1949. Could this be the Messiah?”. John, that is exactly what I hoped to accomplish as a result of writing this article. Notify me of new posts via email. While You Wake Up Today, Someone Is Taking Their Last Breath. Jehovah I adore you, I praise you for you are the shield of my life, the protector of my soul, you protect me from evil and casualties, thank you so much, Lord. The S.O.S. D A G Em7 A7sus4 D Your word has set me free, thank You for saving me. The tune is simple and the words are easy to sing. I offer unto God sacrifices of praise with the lip of my mouth. Note the small folding organ that Bessie is playing. I am so happy and rejoice in the Lord for the success in my exam. E B/D# A/C# A6 B7sus E You shed Your blood for me; what can I say? “O Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to … 45. I say a big thank you, Lord. Seth Jr. and Evangeline (Eva) are pictured in a family photo shown on the left. I pray for the fervor that the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well had for telling others about Jesus after she encountered her Messiah. Great wonders come from you, thank you Lord for turning my life around. Biblically based Devotions & Quick Studies from a layman's perspective, gardening, interesting articles by others. The tune and words are etched in my memory. Thank You, Lord, for giving to me So Keep Your Faith Close To Your Heart And God Will Provide. It is often helpful to explore the story behind a hymn to better understand the purpose of the songwriters in penning it to begin with. My cup’s fill’d and running over. Thank you, God, of heaven. Thank you, Lord, for making me whole. Thy great salvation so rich and free. Jim, This is one of my family’s favorite songs. Thank you for everything. Great Gospel Campaign PosterAnnouncing services led by Seth and Bessie Sykes at the Belfast City Mission. God is still working through their faithful ministry. He has set His seal upon the ministry in the salvation of precious souls. You took my sin and shame, Thank God For Another Day. Such a blessing to me to read the hymn in its entirety. Family Portrait 1949 – Seth, Bessie, Seth Jr., Evangeline – provided by Eva Sykes Campbell. “Thank you, Lord was born in a railway carriage between Edinburgh and Glasgow and has been wonderfully used of God. Required fields are marked *. Lord, I return all the glory to you, over my health, finances, family. G ‰Jœœ œJœ‰œ œ Thank You, God, for sav D œ œœœ Œ ing me. Thank for the mercy you grant me in my journey in life, though I may not deserve it.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'motivationandlove_com-leader-2','ezslot_23',116,'0','0'])); 26. Thank God who is on my side, now I say: God you are so good and you are worthy of my praise. There is no way I can take it for granted. A poster announcing a “Great Gospel Campaign” led by the Sykes. I needed you so bad You saved my soul and I'm so glad Please use me, Lord, that's my plea Let the light shine in me So the whole world may see Thank you, Lord, for saving me. All glory, honour and adoration be to God, for his love, mercy and goodness in my life. Also included in Figure 5. is what I believe to be a one-page resume used by the Sykes to explain their background and promote their services with potential hosts. Thank you for saving me, what can I say? Seth wrote the lyrics and Bessie usually wrote the music. The following description of the story behind Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul is taken from “A Great Little Man, A Biography of Evangelist Seth Sykes”, copyright 1958, written by Seth Sykes, Jr. and Bessie Sykes. Be adored oh Lord forever! This is a very inspiring message and testimony. A number of their hymns including Thank You Lord and Love Wonderful Love made their way to the United States. Notice that the services were held daily for two full weeks with two services on Sundays. Tell others in your own words what Jesus has done for you and let Christ do the rest. G D/F# Asus4 A Great is the Lord. Thank you for your provision, for all the good and precious gifts you have given me including life.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'motivationandlove_com-box-4','ezslot_1',107,'0','0'])); 4. Thank you, God, for the promotion. Until I see His face. 35. Oh Lord So great is the Lord Thank you for saving me Thank you, Lord Thank you for saving me Thank you, Lord For all my days, I will cry Great is the Lord For the rest of my days, I will cry Great is the Lord So here we stand, oh Lord Let it be as sweet sound Lord, here we play Lord, here we sing to You Let it be as sweet sound Song about [Incomprehensible], oh Lord Great, … It is God’s free gift. Thank you for everything Lord Jehovah. [Chorus] G D/F# Asus4 A Great is the Lord. I bless the name of the Lord, for his merciful kindness is great toward me, and his truth endureth forever. Reflection: I thank God for giving … yes GIVING … me my salvation. My life’s work is telling others, Thanks for the wonder you did, for the job offered to me. You save me from the power of hell. He had come from Scotland to Canada, and somehow had lost touch with Christ. Some for the stars that shine; 17. Great is the Lord and is great to be praised. It has been translated into more than 70 different languages including French, German, Arabic and Chinese, and is sung both on radio and Television throughout the globe. E B/D# A/C# A6 B7sus E You took my sin and shame, a sinner called by name. Those Who Thank God Even In Trials, Turn The Burden Into Blessings. Forever be thou praised. I give You many thanks my dear Lord Jesus Christ,for You always be with me in the times when I need You. A thanksgiving prayer is a prayer of gratitude rendered to the God of all as we receive His abundant grace in every sphere of life. Thank You God Oh Lord Thank You God. I can’t wait for the moment when I can at last sit at his feet. Together we shall stand in His presence never to part again, and until then, may God help me to keep that memory sweet and green of “A great Little Man.”. Seth and Bessie never looked back after they started their full-time ministry. Hallowed be thy name oh Lord, for the breakthrough in all ramifications and endeavours of my life. 33. God, you have been my provider since I have known you to be my Lord, thanks for the provision of everything.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'motivationandlove_com-leader-4','ezslot_25',117,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'motivationandlove_com-leader-4','ezslot_26',117,'0','1'])); 29. Oh hallelujah, thank you Jesus Oh hallelujah, our God saves Oh hallelujah, highest praises Oh hallelujah, we give thanks I'm grateful for who You are And all You've done. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul Thank you Lord, for making me whole; Thank you Lord, for giving to me Thy great salvation so … Thank you, Lord, for the restoration. Seth was a slight man with a big heart for Jesus. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The giver of life and hope. 5. 24. Seth’s sermons led countless people to Christ and this hymn was most assuredly sung as a regular part of their services. 23. Thank you, father. 40. Seth’s biography tells us that he and Bessie celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on July 16, 1950 while “in the midst of a campaign in the Seamen’s Chapel, Brown Street, Glasgow.” Though Seth began suffering declining health, their busy evangelical ministry continued its demanding pace. We already are far richer than we could ever dream of being because of the sacrifice made by his only begotten son, Jesus Christ. Thank You that I can trust Your loving care, As I rest in Your hand; Thank You Lord. [Verse 1] E B/D# A/C# A B7sus E Thank You for saving me; what can I say? Jehovah I adore you, I praise you for you are the shield of my life, the protector of my soul, you protect me from evil and casualties, thank you so much, Lord. Later on I know that we regularly sang it in our youth group. There will be more to come over time. Hallowed be thy name oh Lord, for the breakthrough in all ramifications and endeavours of my life. Thank you for the favour you shows and blessings you pours. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'motivationandlove_com-box-1','ezslot_13',165,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'motivationandlove_com-box-1','ezslot_14',165,'0','1']));eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'motivationandlove_com-box-1','ezslot_15',165,'0','2']));eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'motivationandlove_com-box-1','ezslot_16',165,'0','3'])); Best Prayer for Thanking God for Answered Prayers. You are good and kind, oh Lord. Thank you Lord for saving me Thank you Lord for saving me Oh my soul cries hallelujah Thank you Lord for saving me. I am now past 81 years old, and am grateful that my parents Ran the Race and Finished the Course and I still go on in the strength of the Lord. You are God of hosts, you have fought the battle of my life and given me the victory. I can’t thank you enough oh God.eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'motivationandlove_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_11',109,'0','0'])); 8. I grew up on the chorus part, but never knew the rest existed! From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised, you are worthy Lord for the gift of life. 42. Download Thank You Lord For Saving Me as PDF file (For printing etc.) God you have been blessing me spiritually, financially, thank you, Lord. 50. Display Title: Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul First Line: Some thank the Lord for friends and home Author: Bessie Sykes; Seth Sykes Date: 1966 Singing Youth #d197 Exclude 5 pre-1979 instances Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. There is no holy as the Lord, who has protected me from all evil. Thank You for being the Light of my life, And guiding me each day; Thank You that, in times of trouble and strife… You always show the way. Thank you so much for posting, even if I am finding a year later! You are the one that saves me from the hand of my enemies and prevents them to defeat me. Draw me near to You Lord, and bind me in Your loving hands. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Ruth Millar. 1. 10. You give me success in my exam, adoration be to thy name oh Lord. All she did was tell others what Jesus had done for HER in her own words. Praise God for their faithfulness and a selfless witness that lives on even after they have passed on to glory!!! What shall I render to thee, for all your goodness over my life, I will render praises unto you God, the owner of my soul? I love the Lord, and I bless his holy name because the Lord has delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'motivationandlove_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_21',111,'0','0'])); 16. I appreciate you for the job offer, I’m highly indebted to you Lord. Without you I’m nothing, I appreciate you for the grace you given unto me to receive the promotion. Thank you for saving me, what can I say? Lyrics for Thank You For Saving Me by Delirious? For allowing me to have a great testimony. Since the Lord lives in me, I’m as happy as can be, Running over, running over, A number are discussed in “A Great Little Man, A Biography of Evangelist Seth Sykes”, copyright 1958, written by Seth Sykes, Jr. and Bessie Sykes. Use of the lantern was rather unique for that time and served as an additional draw to encourage folks to attend the special religious meetings conducted by the Sykes. I really thank you for everything Lord.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'motivationandlove_com-leader-1','ezslot_12',110,'0','0'])); 11. You shed your blood for me, what can I say? I trust in Him from day to day I prove His saving grace You save me … In fact, the truth is that the world will always fail us, but God never will. The owner of gold and silver, I bless you for the wealth and riches you have blessed me with. Thanks my brother, and I continue to pray for you and your health. songbook, the cover of which can be seen in Figure 5. Oh Lord, my shepherd thanks for your protection over my life since the beginning of this month to the end. 46. I decided to do a little research on the origin of the chorus and have found that it is actually a part of a hymn written by Seth (1892-1950) and Bessie Sykes (1905-1982) copyrighted in 1940. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Jim, You broke the gate of brass and you cut the bars of iron in asunder. Some of the most well-known include, Jim’s books in eBook and Paperback format, Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul – Update, Blessings in Disguise – a Thanksgiving Devotional, Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular – Part 1, Other Articles at Jim Davenport’s Blog Site. Glory be to your name Lord. Heavenly Father, the True giver of Life, I thank you for the miracle of life. I adore you for your goodness over my life and family. I will praise thee with my whole heart before the gods will I sing praise unto thee; you make me prosper and do great. I wonder if Seth and Bessie Sykes knew what an impact their simple hymn and chorus would have on future generations. Please use the comment section below to communicate with me. 21. Thank You, Lord, for making me whole; Thank you for printing this, it was a real blessing to me today. Thank You, Lord, for making me whole; Thank you, Lord, for saving me. Thank You, God, for sav D Vocals ad lib. Great is the Lord Great is the Lord For we know Your truth has set us free You've set Your hope in me Verse 1 Thank You for saving me What can I say You are my ev'rything I will sing Your praise You shed Your blood for me What can I say You took my sin and shame A sinner called by name 49. All accounts indicate that many, many people were saved and/or blessed under the ministry of Seth and Bessie Sykes and remember those days fondly. I will praise thee oh Lord for you are terrible. Thank You For Saving Me. ———————————-  Original Article (edited) ————————————, John 4:29 (NIV) “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul. Thank you, father, for the support. Thank you, Jesus. Give our warm regards to your lovely wife, and God Bless. Thank you Lord for healing me, the healer of my soul, thank you, Lord. For all my days, I will cry Great is the Lord For the rest of my days, I will cry Great is the Lord. To say thank you for the Lord Jesus for Saving Me. 2 Some thank Him for the flow’rs that grow Some for the stars that shine My heart is filled with joy and praise Because I know He’s mine. Thank You Lord Play Sample Thank You Lord. God is powerful and knows our every need. In times when I least expect it, I find myself humming the tune and repeating the words over and over: Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul, That’s all that is required. The Sykes were also invited to conduct services in the United States but according to a family member World War II “put a stop to that and the moment passed.”. They had two children, still iving, young Seth became a doctor even though crippled and his sister Evangeline lives in the West of England. Your favour over me is enormous. Thank you for saving me Thank you, Lord. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Seeking the origin of the chorus, he was put in touch with Mr. and Mrs. Sykes and memories of an old friendship were revived.”. Thank you, Lord.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'motivationandlove_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_22',112,'0','0'])); 19. Thank you for staying by my side when there was no one else beside me. Jim Davenport is Christian Author who writes on many timely topics from a layman’s viewpoint. Thank You, Lord, for giving to me Thank you for being my first best friend. I adore your love over my life and for keeping my marriage in peace and love. Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul Thank you, Lord, for making me whole Thank you, Lord, for giving to me Thy great salvation so rich and free. I, for one, am indebted to them for this wonderful hymn and chorus. 14. In my research I found additional songs by Seth and Bessie Sykes. and appears… on the album Cutting Edge 1 & 2 (1994) on the album Cutting Edge (1997) on the album Deeper (2002) Thank You for saving me, what can I say? They spread the word of the Lord wherever they went. Is not by my power, nor by my makings, thank God for the favour you shows and for the goodness you bestow. Thank You God For Saving Me. Thank You Lord Jesus,for You never leave me or farsake me. Verses of Thanks from God's Word. He also served as Secretary for the Tramway Christian Association where he was allowed to hand out Christian literature and Bibles. songbook is dated to 1930 by Mr. & Mrs. Seth Sykes, 363 Springburn Road, Glascow. I prove His saving grace; 20. Thanks God Header Image. I appreciate you moving those mountains away from my way and making impossibilities to be possible, thank you Lord of lords. Jimmy, this post has come at a time in our lives, when Zan and myself are seeking strength and encouragement from the Lord. Thanks for sharing the background of the song. Some of the most well-known include Love, Wonderful Love, Out of the Mud and the Mire, Sonny Boy, The Last Milestone, Wonderful Place called Calvary, Memories, Everybody’s Loved by Someone and Running Over. What Mercy Did For Me. 32. I lift my voice to say thank you Lord for the mercy journey and safety to my destination. You have shown me your favour over the work of my hands and you have cause it to flourish, thank you, Jesus. Some thank the Lord for friends and home, Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. G--& ## 61 Œ œ œ J œ‰œ œ 3 Thank You, God, for sav D A œ œœ J œ‰œœ ing me, for sav G œ œœœ Œ ing me. 15. This was taken at Largs Ayrshire – they held children’s seaside services there for 9 years 1941 – 1949. The article has been read literally by thousands of people from all over the world. The Sykes home base was located in Glasgow, Scotland the third largest city in the United Kingdom. Your email address will not be published. 30. Background: Sometimes things just pop into your head from the past and you don’t know why. œ œœœ Œ ing me. I know that Lord Jesus,Your love for me,is answers of my prayers. The picture was most likely taken prior to 1929 when Seth left his full-time job at the Tramway so he and Bessie could spend full-time on their already blooming ministry. Thank You Lord for saving my soul Thank You Lord for making me whole Thank You Lord for giving to me Unfortunately, in the midst of an active campaign at Port Glasgow Seth “took suddenly and seriously ill” and after “immediate surgery” for a perforated colon passed away a few days later on November 29, 1950. We are who we are and forever will be, because of God’s mercy, grace, and love for us. But I’m not sure that I ever understood how profound these words really are. You always keep me and my home in safety, without you, there is no me. I will bless the Lord from this time forth and forever. John records the results of her testimony in John 4:39 (NIV) – “Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, ‘He told me everything I ever did.’” Her message was simple. Today’s society has come to expect such multi-media events complete with Powerpoint presentations, sound, video and references to web sites. Thank you for your grace in my life, family, work, home. When I was young boy I can remember revival services lasting that length of time. They wrote Christian hymns and even published songbooks. Thank you, Lord, for your protection. Thank You Lord for saving my soul Thank You Lord for making me whole Thank You Lord for giving to me Thy great salvation so rich and free. I bless the Lord because he has heard my voice and my supplications and he has granted unto me all my desires. For mercies sure and sweet; 47. 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