Elizabeth was a bright young girl who knew what it was to have a heart sore with troubles. Born in Portland, Maine in the United States, Elizabeth was deeply impacted by the death of her father, who suffered from tuberculosis. However, in those early days she found that Jesus Christ and his love was her strength.
Living life as a Christian wife and mother didn’t mean that suffering became part of her past. She also had health problems and two of her own children died.
Elizabeth Prentiss continued to turn to her loving Heavenly Father for love and support, while also using her talent with the pen to bring glory to God and help to others in their time of need.
Her hymn ‘More Love to Thee’ was a declaration of love to her Saviour –
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!
About Claire Williams
Claire has an Oxford degree in Theology and is undertaking a masters degree. She is married with four young boys.