My Prayer

June 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Dear friend,

This week during sacrament I wrote this in my notebook, the hymn we sang was “More Holiness Give Me” one of my favorite hymns.

More, I want to be more, do more, all for my Savior and the ironic thing is only he can grant me my more.  I can work all hours of the day and without his supporting arm I can never reach my more.

Heavenly Father, my prayer if for you to make more out of me.  More as a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and as your daughter.”

I went home and was looking through an old Hymn book called the Deseret Sunday School Songs published in 1909. I looked in the index and found “More Holiness Give Me” on page 294, when I went to the page the title of the song was written, “My Prayer.”

More holiness give me, more strivings within.
More patience in suffering, more sorrow for sin.
More faith in my Savior, more sense of His care.
More joy in His service, more purpose in prayer.

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.

More purity give me, more strength to overcome,
More freedom from earth-stains, more longings for home.
More fit for the kingdom, more useful I’d be,
More blessed and holy, more, Savior, like Thee.


 


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