Wednesday, 18 September 2019

More About Jesus Hymn Story and Lyrics

The History of More About Jesus Hymn


Eliza Edmunds Hewitt penned this hymn, More About Jesus in 1887.

Hewitt was born in 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was initially trained as a teacher but later this work due to a spinal malady that incapacitated for many years. She spent most of the time during this experience indoors.

While convalescing she studied English literature and wrote poems for the primary department of the Presbyterian church. She later became superintendent of the primary department of the church when her condition improved.

Even though her condition had improved enough for her to work she still suffered from pain throughout the rest of her life.

The present song was originally part of the poems that she wrote while she was incapacitated. It expresses her desire to know more about Jesus.

More along the lines of Philippians 3:10, "I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection...

This poem was set to music by Professor John R Sweeney who did the same for other poems from this lady.

Through her pain, she desired to know more about Jesus. May this be the prayer of all of us.

Other songs that were authored by here include, "Give Me Thy Heart, Says the Father Above," "When We All Get to Heaven," "Sunshine in My Soul," and "Will there be any Stars in My Crown?"
Eliza E Hewitt


More About Jesus Hymn Lyrics.


More about Jesus would I know,
More of His grace to others show;
More of His saving fullness see,
More of His love who died for me.
 
More, more about Jesus,
More, more about Jesus;
More of His saving fullness see,
More of His love who died for me.


More about Jesus let me learn,
More of His holy will discern;
Spirit of God my teacher be,
Showing the things of Christ to me.

More about Jesus; in His Word,
Holding communion with my Lord;
Hearing His voice in every line,
Making each faithful saying mine.

More about Jesus; on His throne,
Riches in glory all His own;
More of His kingdom’s sure increase;
More of His coming, Prince of Peace.

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More About Jesus Video


Below is a video of The Blackwood Brothers singing this hymn.


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