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I Have Christ, What Want I More?

In the heart of London city

Author: Mary Jane Walker
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the heart of London city,
’Mid the dwellings of the poor,
These bright golden words were uttered,
"I have Christ—what want I more?"
"I have Christ—what want I more?"

Refrain:
"I have Christ—what want I more?"
"I have Christ—what want I more?"
"I have Christ—what want I more?"

2 By a sick and dying woman,
Stretched upon a garret floor;
Having not one earthly comfort,
"I have Christ—what want I more?"
"I have Christ—what want I more?" [Refrain]

3 He who heard them ran to fetch her
Something from the world’s great store;
It was needless—died she saying,
"I have Christ—what want I more?"
"I have Christ—what want I more?" [Refrain]

4 But her words will live for ever;
I repeat them o’er and o’er;
God delights to hear me saying,
"I have Christ—what want I more?"
"I have Christ—what want I more?" [Refrain]

5 Oh! my dear, my fellow-sinners,
Young and old, and rich and poor,
Can you say, with deep thanksgiving,
"I have Christ—what want I more?"
"I have Christ—what want I more?" [Refrain]

6 Look away from earth’s attractions;
All earth’s joys will soon be o’er:
Rest not till your heart exclaimeth
"I have Christ—what want I more?"
"I have Christ—what want I more?" [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11570

Author: Mary Jane Walker

Walker, Mary Jane, née Deck, daughter of Mr. John Deck, and sister of J. G. Deck, was married in 1848 to Dr. Walker, for sometime Rector of Cheltenham, and editor of Psalms & Hymns for Public and Social Worship, 1855. Several of her hymns appeared as leaflets; others in her husband's Psalms & Hymns, 1855. In that Collection bear her signature "M. J. W." These are:— 1. He came, Whose embassy was peace. Passiontide. 2. I journey through a desert drear and wild. The Journey of Life . 3. Jesus, I will trust Thee, trust Thee with my soul. Trust in Jesus. 4. Lord, Thou didst love Jerusalem. Mission to the Jews. 5. 0 God, our Saviour, from Thy birth. Passiontide. 6. 0 joyful tidings let us sing. Sunday School Anniversar… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the heart of London city
Title: I Have Christ, What Want I More?
Author: Mary Jane Walker
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I have Christ! what want I more?
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11570
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #11570

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