at Union Theological Seminary, and they had three children together. In the following years, two of them died, and she wrote these words in a poem, “One child and two green graves are mine; this is God’s gift to me.” She wrote many hymns, including “More Love to Thee,” and also wrote the following reflection: “To love Christ more is the deepest need, the constant cry of my soul, when I am happy and busy, when I am sad and idle, the whisper keeps going up for more love, more love, more love!”
William Faber graduated from Oxford University and became an Anglican minister. After a while, he joined the Roman Catholic faith and was given a new name, Father Wilfred. He became concerned with the lack of congregational singing, so he started writing his own hymns. One of his texts, “Faith of Our Fathers,” has become a favorite of all churches and denominations worldwide. He was a prolific writer and penned over 150 hymns. The pope even granted him the title Doctor of Divinity.
I find myself clinging to the lyrics of hymns so often as I go through my day, whatever is on my mind and whatever I’m doing. They bring me peace, remind me to love more, and serve as both prayers and praise to God.
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In His Name,
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