More Love to Thee, O Christ

Words by Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss Music by W. H. Doane

"More love to Thee, O Christ I
More love to Thee.

This favorite hymn was written by Mrs. Elizabeth Payson Prentiss, who was born in Portland, Me., 1818, and in 1845 became the wife of Rev. George L. Prentiss, D. D., who afterward became Professor of Theology at the Union Seminary, New York City. The hymn was written in 1869, and first printed on a fly-sheet. It became a useful revival hymn in the years that followed. Mrs. Prentiss, who wrote many well-known poems, was an invalid the greater part of her life, and died in 1878.

The music was composed by W. H. Doane.