548. 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,
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!

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!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: More love to thee, O Christ
Author: Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 6. 4. 6. 4. 6. 6. 4. 4.
Scripture: John 21:17
Topic: Christian Life: Love for Christ; Consecration; Longing for Christ and God (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MORE LOVE TO THEE
Arranger: William H. Doane (1868)
Meter: 6. 4. 6. 4. 6. 6. 4. 4.
Key: A♭ Major



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