The less I am, the more thou art

The less I am, the more thou art

Author: Adolph Moraht
Tune: MORAHT
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The less I am, the more Thou art;
O Jesus, humble me!
Take Thou possession of my heart,
Thy dwelling let it be!

2 Thou, Saviour, wilt be all or nought,
Be all in all to me,
Alas! how much in me is wrought,
That cometh not from Thee.

3 Down from each lofty height of pride,
May I be cast by Thee;
That dead to self, and crucified
I to the world may be.

4 Then shall I triumph, Lord, for Thou
My strength and shield wilt be;
And through Thy might I shall, e’en now,
From death and sin be free.

5 The less I am, the more Thou art;
O Jesus, humble me!
Take Thou possession of my heart,
Thy dwelling let it be!

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #144

Author: Adolph Moraht

Moraht, Adolph , Ph.D., son of J. D. M. Moraht, merchant in Hamburg, was born at Hamburg, Nov. 28, 1805. From 1825 to 1828 he was a student of theology at the Universities of Halle, Göttingen, and Berlin, graduating Ph.D. at Göttingen in 1828. He was then resident for nine years as a candidate of Theology (licensed preacher) at Hamburg, teaching in private schools, and devoting his spare time to the work of Home Missions. At Easter, 1838, he was appointed second pastor at Mollen, in Lauenburg, and in 1846 chief pastor. He died at Möllen, Dec. 6, 1884 (Koch vii. 296; MS. from his daughter, &c). His hymns appeared principally in his (1) Harfenklänge (90), Lüneburg, 1840; 2nd ed. (107), Hamburg, 1865. (2) Zweite Sammlung der Harfenklän… Go to person page >

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Author: Adolph Moraht

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