453. More Love to Thee, O Christ

1. More love to thee, O Christ, more love to thee!
Hear thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to thee;
more love to thee, more love to thee!

2. Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
now thee alone I seek, give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ, to thee;
more love to thee, more love to thee!

3. Let sorrow do its work, come grief and pain;
sweet are thy messengers, sweet their refrain,
when they can sing with me: More love, O Christ, to thee;
more love to thee, more love to thee!

4. Then shall my latest breath whisper thy praise;
this be the parting cry my heart shall raise;
this still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ, to thee;
more love to thee, more love to thee!

Text Information
First Line: More love to thee, O Christ
Title: More Love to Thee, O Christ
Author: Elizabeth P. Prentiss (1869)
Meter: 64.64.66.44
Scripture: Philippians 1:30; Philippians 1
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MORE LOVE TO THEE
Composer: William H. Doane (1870)
Meter: 64.64.66.44
Key: A♭ Major



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