My Prayer

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1. More holiness give me,
More strivings within,
More patience in suff’ring,
More sorrow for sin,
More faith in my Savior,
More sense of his care,
More joy in his service,
More purpose in prayer.

2. More gratitude give me,
More trust in the Lord,
More pride in his glory,
More hope in his word,
More tears for his sorrows,
More pain at his grief,
More meekness in trial,
More praise for relief.

3. More purity give me,
More strength to o’ercome,
More freedom from earth-stains,
More longing for home.
More fit for the kingdom,
More used would I be,
More blessed and holy—
More, Savior, like thee.

Source: Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #131

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: More holiness give me
Title: My Prayer
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Notes: Danish translation: See "Mer helighed giv mig"; German translations: See "Mehr Frömmigkeit gib mir" by Ernst Gebhardt, "Mehr Heiligung gib mir"; Hawaiian translation: See "Ku'u pule no keia" by Lorenzo Lyons; Malagasy translation: See "Mba omeo ahy"; Spanish translation: See "Más santidad dame"; Swedish translation: See "Mer helighet gif mig"
Copyright: Public Domain

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