O tell me more of Jesus, of him I long to know

O tell me more of Jesus, of him I long to know

Author: Will L. Thompson
Tune: [O tell me more of Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O tell me more of Jesus,
Of him I long to know,
Why did he come from heaven
To help us here below?
Why did he come from heaven
To help us here below?
He saw us poor and needy,
By guilt and sin oppressed,
He came to us a Savior,
And by him all are blessed,
He came to us a Savior,
And by him all are blessed,
And by him all are blessed.
And by him all are blessed.

Refrain:
O Jesus, precious Jesus, let me love thee more and more,
Guide me, blessed Savior,
Guide me to the heav’nly shore,
Guide me to the heav’nly shore.

2 But why is he so loving?
‘Tis more than I can tell;
Can he forgive and love us
When we so oft rebel?
Can he forgive and love us
When we so oft rebel?
His love is all pervading,
‘Tis bounteous and ‘tis free,
He came to us a Savior,
He came for you and me,
He came to us a Savior,
He came for you and me,
He came for you and me,
He came for you and me. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #99

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O tell me more of Jesus, of him I long to know
Author: Will L. Thompson
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, precious Jesus, Let me love thee more

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Palm Leaves for Revival Services #d6

The Evangelist's Songs of Praise #d97

The New Century Hymnal #d148

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #99

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Windows of Heaven #148

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