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By sin's condemnation my heart was oppressed

By sin's condemnation my heart was oppressed

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [By sin's condemnation my heart was oppressed] (Morris)
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 By sins' condemnation my heart was oppressed,
No peace could I find, and no comfort, no rest,
Till Jesus' voice whispered so sweetly to me,
"Come lay down your burden at Calvary."

At Calvary, at Calvary,
My burdens fell off and from sin I was free;
To Jesus forever the glory shall be;
I lost all my burdens at Calvary.

2 I plunged in the fountain, the remedy sure
For sin and uncleanness, - the unfailing cure:
My burden fell off, - and today I can see
There's perfect salvation at Calvary. [Chorus]

3 Oh, wonderful cross with its arms stretching wide
For you and for me, and the whole world beside:
No one is excluded, and mercy is free
For ev'ry lost sinner at Calvary. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #37

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By sin's condemnation my heart was oppressed
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: At Calvary, at Calvary My burdens fell off



The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #37


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