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649. More Love to Thee, O Christ

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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,

Refrain:
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, [Refrain]

3 Let sorrow do its work,
send grief and pain;
sweet are thy messengers,
sweet their refrain,
when they can sing with me, [Refrain]

4 Then shall my latest breath
whisper thy praise;
this be the parting cry
my heart shall raise,
this still its prayer shall be, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: More love to thee, O Christ
Title: More Love to Thee, O Christ
Author: Elizabeth Payson Prentiss (1869)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.4.4.
Scripture: John 21:17
Topic: The Christian Life: Love for Christ; Longing for Christ and God; Love: Prayer for (1 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: more love, O Christ, to thee
Tune Information
Name: MORE LOVE TO THEE
Composer: William H. Doane (1868)
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.4.4.
Key: A♭ Major



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