"More Love to Thee" on our Anniversary

Today is our 9th Wedding Anniversary.  This morning Jaime gave me such an encouraging note and ended it with a poem entitled "More Love to Thee" by Elizabeth Prentiss.  Elizabeth Prentiss is the author of Stepping Heavenward, one of Jaime's favorite books.  For the past few weeks she has been reading her biography called, Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee, which has been a huge encouragement to her faith.  I would recommend all husbands to get both of these books for your wife.  One of the greatest blessings for me is listening to my wife share about how she has been strengthened in her faith as she reads from the Scriptures and books such as these.  Here is the poem taken from her biography: 

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!

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, O Christ, to Thee, More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Let sorrow do its work, send grief or pain;

Sweet are Thy messengers, sweet their refrain,

When they can sing with me,

More love, O Christ, to Thee, More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Then shall my latest breath whisper They praise;

This be the parting cry my heart shall raise, This still its prayer shall be,

 More love, O Christ, to Thee,

More love to Thee, more love to Thee!