Eliza F. Morris

Short Name: Eliza F. Morris
Full Name: Morris, Eliza F. (Eliza Fanny) 1821-1874
Birth Year: 1821
Death Year: 1874

Morris, Eliza Fanny, née Goffe, was born in London in 1821, and married in 1849 to Josiah Morris. She gained the prize for a poem on Kindness to Animals offered by the Band of Hope. Her published works are he Voice and the Reply, Worcester, 1858, and Life Lyrics. She also edited a Bible Class Hymn Book, and contributed the words to School Harmonies, published by her husband. Her hymns in common use include:—

1. Come unto Me and rest. Christ's Invitation. From The Voice and the Reply, 1858, into the 1874 Supplement to the New Congregational, in an altered form.
2. God of pity, God of grace. Lent. This hymn in Litany form appeared in Pt. ii. of The Voice and the Reply, 1858, entitled "The Prayer in the Temple." From Miller's Singers and Songs of the Church, 1869, we gather that this hymn was written on the 4th of Sept., 1857.
3. 0 Thou, blest Lamb of God. Love for and Trust in Jesus desired. From The Voice and the Reply, 1858, into the Anglican Hymn Book, 2nd ed., 1871.

[Rev. W. Garrett Horder]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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