1. Down from His splendor in glory He came, Into a world of woe; Took on Himself all my guilt and my shame, Why should He love me so? 2. I am unworthy to take of His grace, Wonderful grace so free; Yes, Jesus suffered and died in my place, E'en for a soul like me. 3. He is the fairest of thousands to me, His love is sweet and true; Wonderful beauty in Him I now see, More than I ever knew. Chorus: How can I help but love Him, When He loved me so? How can I help but love Him, When He loved me so?
Lyrics: Elton Menno Roth
Music: Elton Menno Roth
Words and Music by Elton M. Roth, 1891–1951
The author and composer of this gospel hymn, Elton M. Roth, was a traveling music evangelist for a period of time. Later he taught music in various Bible schools, including Biola College in Los Angeles. Mr. Roth published many anthems and over 100 hymns.