MORE ABOUT JESUS                                                                    written in 1887

The Story

Eliza Hewitt (1851-1920) wrote this song as she was studying the promises of God that had been fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The more she studied, the more excited she became as she saw Scripture fulfilled in every aspect of the life of Jesus. All Scripture, she discovered, focused on Jesus Christ.

It is especially significant that Eliza was so faithfully seeking God at this point in her life. At the time, she was recovering from a severe spinal injury. A Philadelphia schoolteacher, Eliza had been struck in the back with a heavy slate by one of her students. She became a virtual shut-in for many years… but eventually was able to be involved in the ministries of her church, the Calvin Presbyterian Church.

Eliza was never able to go back to teaching in public schools, but she did continue to be involved in Sunday School; at one point, her class had as many as 200 children! There, she was able to combine the 2 great loves of her life: children and Jesus.

She wrote several hymns you have heard, “When We All Get to Heaven,” “Sunshine in My Soul,” “Will there be any Stars in My Crown?” and this hymn.

The Song

            Read this hymn, and – today – commit to learning even more about Jesus!

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.

Refrain

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.  (Refrain)

More about Jesus; in His Word, holding communion with my Lord;
hearing His voice in every line, making each faithful saying mine.  (Refrain)

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.  (Refrain)

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