Quiero Jesús mi rey

Representative Text

1 Quiero, Jesús, mi rey,
Amarte más;
Acudo yo a tus pies
Con ansiedad;
Mi gran deseo es
Amarte, ¡oh Cristo!, más.
Amarte más,
Amarte más.

2 Aunque disfrute aquí
Descanso y paz,
Tan sólo en Ti tendré
Mi anhelo ahora es
Amarte, ¡oh Cristo!, más
Amarte más,
Amarte más.

3 Y de mi vida al fin,
Mi corazón
Aliento tomará
Sólo en tu amor;
Pues mi oración será
Amarte, ¡oh Cristo!, más.
Amarte más,
Amarte más.

Source: Culto Cristiano #252

Author: Elizabeth Prentiss

Prentiss, Elizabeth, née Payson, youngest daughter of Dr. Edward Payson, was born at Portland, Maine, Oct. 26, 1818; married to George Lewis Prentiss, D.D., then at Bedford, Massachusetts, April, 1845; and died at Dorset, Vermont, Aug. 13, 1878. Her Life and Letters by her husband appeared some time after. Dr. Prentiss removed from Bedford to New York in 1851, and was appointed Professor of Pastoral Theology at Union Seminary, New York, 1873. Mrs. Prentiss's works include The Flower of the Family; Stepping Heavenward, 1869; and Religious Poems, 1873. Of her hymns the two following are most widely known:— 1. As on a vast eternal shore Thanksgiving. Contributed to Schaff's Christ in Song, 1869. 2. More love to Thee, 0 Christ.… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Quiero Jesús mi rey
English Title: More love to Thee, O Christ
Author: Elizabeth Prentiss
Translator: Anonymous
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Culto Cristiano #252

El Himnario para el uso de las Iglesias Evangelicas de Habla Espanola en Todo el Mundo #225

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