More Love To Thee ~ hymn

More Love To Thee Hymn

We have an upcoming review that is a book on the life of Elizabeth Prentiss. She is the lyricist of the hymn More Love To Thee. This is a solemn, heart-felt plea to God to bring the singer closer to Him. The words show the depth of earthly pain that is felt while understanding that God can use that to bring us deeper into His love, into His heart.

Before reading the biography on Elizabeth Prentiss, I had heard and sung this hymn often. It is deep and rich if one takes the time to consider the words of the hymn and truly sing the words as coming from your own heart. A beautiful hymn.

Blessings,
Lori, At Home.

More Love To Thee

lyrics: Elizabeth Prentiss (1856)
music: William H. Doane (1832-1915)

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, send grief or 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!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “More Love To Thee ~ hymn

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) April 15, 2019 at 8:55 pm Reply

    it’s a great tie in the book you are reviewing isn’t it? It’s a lovely song. 🙂 I’ve sung it several times myself.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome April 16, 2019 at 8:34 am Reply

      Yes. I really enjoy seeing things come together from several different directions.

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