Jesus in my heart

I have Jesus dwelling with me

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I have Jesus dwelling with me] (Morris)
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have Jesus dwelling with me
Ev'ry hour of ev'ry day,
So whatever may befall me,
"All is well," my heart can say.

Jesus, blessed Jesus
Dwells within my heart,
In the temple for His dwelling set apart;
I can ne'er be lonely,
I have Jesus only,
Jesus, blessed Jesus in my heart.

2 Tho' my pathway leads thro' shadows,
I can hear His voice divine,
And can feel the loving handclasp
Of a Father's hand on mine. [Chorus]

3 In this world of living pleasure
"Jesus only" would I know;
Satisfied His steps to follow,
And His great salvation know. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #63

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: I have Jesus dwelling with me
Title: Jesus in my heart
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Jesus, blessed Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #63


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