George Pope Morris

Short Name: George Pope Morris
Full Name: Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864
Birth Year: 1802
Death Year: 1864

Morris, George, was born in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 1802. In early life he removed to New York, where, in 1822, he became the editor of the New York Mirror magazine. On that magazine, together with The Home Journal, he was associated with N. P. Willis. His works include The Deserted Bride, and Other Poems, 1843; Poems, 1853; American Melodies; and some prose pieces. He is best known as a writer of songs, one of which, "Woodman, spare that tree," is very popular. His hymns, "Man dieth and wasteth away " (Victory over Death"; and "Searcher of hearts! from mine erase", Lent), are in a few American collections, as the Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, and the Methodist Hymnal, 1878. Mr. Morris died in New York July 6, 1864. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by George Pope Morris (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A rock in the wilderness welcomes our siresGeorge P. Morris (Author)English2
A song for our banner, the watchword recallGeo. P. Morris (Author)10
Dies Buch ist alles was mir bliebGeorge P. Morris (Author)German1
God Eternal! Source of all G. P. Morris, Esq. (Author)1
Man dieth and wasteth awayGeorge P. Morris (Author)English9
No terror has death, or the graveGeorge P. Morris (Author)2
O help us, Lord; each hour of needGeorge P. Morris (Author)English1
Woodman spare that tree!George Pope Morris (Author)3
Once on a time old Johnny BullGeorge P. Morris (Author)2
Searcher of hearts, from mine eraseGeorge P. Morris (Author)English47
Strive to enter at the gateGeorge P. Morris (Author)9
This book is all that's left me nowGeo. P. Morris (Author)English53

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