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Hymn History: More Love To Thee. 

Elizabeth Prentiss was experiencing a time of great sorrow. She had lost two children in a short time span and was herself almost an invalid and in constant pain.


One day she wrote, “Empty hands, a worn-out, exhausted   body   and

unutterable longings to flee from a world that has so many sharp experiences.”   But Elizabeth did not dwell on her sorrows; rather, she began to meditate on the life of Jacob. God had proved special to him in a time of sorrow.  Elizabeth Prentiss began to pray for something special from God and then, as if in answer to that prayer, wrote the words of the hymn “More Love To Thee” as they came to her.

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  • The Lyrics:  More Love To Thee.

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!

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!

Let sorrow do its work, send 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!

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!