Skip to main content

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.

For more links on stories and lyrics of popular hymns visit here.

More About Jesus Video


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


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul Hymn

Story Behind Heaven Came Down  Heaven Came Down is a hymn that is of recent origin as it was written in 1961 by John W Peterson. It draws its inspiration from a testimony delivered by an old man named Jim at Montrose Bible Conference Grounds, Pennsylvania. During the testimony talked of his conversion experience. In the testimony he used the phrase, "It seemed like Heaven came down and glory filled my soul." It is this phrase that inspired John W Pearson to write a song using this phrase later that week.  John W Peterson wrote over a thousand hymns but it is this song that has touched and continues to touch millions of Christians all over the world. He died on September 20, 2006, at the age of 84 after suffering from prostate cancer. It is so sweet to entrust and surrender our lives to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Heaven does literally come down into our hearts when we do that. John W Peterson Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul

When We Walk With The Lord Hymn (Trust And Obey) - History of hymn

When We Walk With The Lord History This hymn came about from an incident at one of Dwight L Moody's revival meetings in 1887. A young man who had just given his life to the Lord Jesus Christ was reportedly heard saying, 'I am not quite sure - I am going to trust and obey.'  Daniel B Towner- Trust and Obey The music director of the Moody Bible Institute, Professor Towner, was present at the meeting when these words were uttered. Based on these words, Professor Towner with the help of John Sammis, who developed the lyrics, composed the music to this hymn Trust and Obey or When we walk with the Lord. The words seem so simple but they express the feelings of many Christians. It is not easy to trust and obey but that is what we are all called to do if we are to be happy in Jesus. This song has remained popular with many Christian singers to this day and it is my hope that you too will be blessed by this simple but powerful Christian song. A brief Intro of

On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand (My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less) Lyrics and Story

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Else / On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand History My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less or On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand is the best-known hymn of Edward Mote who wrote it in 1834. The original title of this hymn was, "The Immutable Basis for a Sinner's Hope". Edward Mote was the pastor of Rehoboth Baptist Church in Horsham West Sussex in the United Kingdom. It looks as if the inspiration for this hymn came from Christ parable of the wise and foolish builders. In the parable, Christ speaks of the foolish builder who built his house on sinking sand while the wise builder built his on solid rock. As you would imagine a storm easily swept away the one built on sand. Edward Mote - On Christ the Solid Rock Christ is the solid rock upon which we can build our house of faith. Any other foundation is like one on sand and will ultimately fail. On the authorship of this song Mr. Mote's explanation, communicated to the Gospel Herald, is