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Words by Elizabeth P. Prentiss (1818-1878), 1856.Tune: MORE LOVE TO THEE by William H. Doane (1832-1915), 1870.Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)Time signature: 4/4Meter: IrregularPublic Domain1. 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.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 to Thee, more love to Thee.3. Then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise; This be the parting cry my heart shall raise; This still my prayer shall be: More love to Thee, more love to Thee.