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More Love to Thee, O Christ

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss, 1869

Verse 1
More love to Thee, O Christ, More love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee;
This is my earnest plea:
More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee! More love to Thee!

Verse 2
Once earthly joy I craved, Sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek, Give what is best;
This all my prayer shall be:
More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee! More love to Thee!

Verse 3
Let sorrow do it’s work, Send grief and pain;
Sweet are Thy messengers, Sweet their refrain;
When they can sing with me:
More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee! More love to Thee!

Verse 4
Then shall my latest breath, Whisper Thy praise:
This be the parting cry, My heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be:
More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee! More love to Thee!