More about Jesus would I know
More about Jesus would I know. Eliza E. Hewitt* (1851-1920).
First published in Glad Hallelujahs (1887) in four verses with a refrain:
More, more about Jesus,More, more about Jesus;More of his saving fullness see,More of His love who died for me.
Like Hewitt's ‘Sing the wondrous love of Jesus’*, this was a product of the post-Civil War revivalist meetings. She was a regular attender at the Methodist camp meeting at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and this hymn may well have been inspired by one of those occasions (Reynolds, 1976, p. 194). It was given a tune, MORE ABOUT JESUS, by John R. Sweney*, the editor (with William J. Kirkpatrick*) of Glad Hallelujahs. Christopher Idle* speculates that this...
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