More holiness give me

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More holiness give me,
More sweetness within,
More patience in suff'ring,
More sorrow for sin,
More faith in my Savior,
More sense of His care,
More joy in His service,
More freedom in prayer.
  Come, my Savior, and help me,
Comfort, strengthen and keep me;
Thou each moment wilt save me,
  Thou art saving me now.
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More gratitude give me,
More trust in the Lord,
More zeal for His glory,
More hope in His Word,
More tears for His sorrows,
More pain at His grief,
More meekness in trial,
More praise for relief.
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More victory give me,
More strength to o'ercome,
More freedom from earth-stains,
More quest for the throne,
More fit for the kingdom,
More useful I'd be,
More blessed and holy,
More, Savior, like Thee.
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B. Leong

Manila, Philippines

"More holiness...more sweetness within, more patience in suff'ring, more sorrow for sin...more joy in His service...Come, my Savior...help me, comfort, strengthen, keep me."


Michelle Reyes

Navotas, Virac Catanduanes, Philippines

For growth in Christ it must be our longing before the Lord. Indeed everything is of Him not by our own effort and strength. Longing more from the Lord that all the human virtues and divine attributes mention in this hymn will be added into us so that we will all be saturated by His divine life and will have the growth and maturity in life. Hallelujah for such Christ who is everything to us!!! Lord Jesus! Amen!


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Dunn Loring, VA, U.S.A.

Nice melody.

When we put these verses together, we can see that the Triune God—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit—desires to make home in us and indwell us to become our inward joy and completely fill our whole being. The result of such a filling is what is mentioned in Ephesians 5:19, "Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your heart to the Lord." Therefore, the result of being filled with the Holy Spirit is to overflow with words of praise. The psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs referred to here by the Apostle Paul are not ordinary words. Therefore, we all need to learn. Recently, I heard that some of you are memorizing Bible verses. I hope that you would also memorize hymns. For example, consider the words from Hymns, #397:

More gratitude give me,

More trust in the Lord,

More zeal for His glory,

More hope in His Word,

More tears for His sorrows,

More pain at His grief,

More meekness in trial,

More praise for relief.

If these words are thoroughly memorized within you, when you are filled in spirit and moved by the Spirit, you will spontaneously sing out, "More gratitude give me, More trust in the Lord...." Sometimes you may not necessarily sing all three stanzas. It may be that you will sing only the last stanza and think of the Lord's return:

More victory give me,

More strength to o'ercome,

More freedom from earth-stains,

More quest for the throne,

More fit for the Kingdom....