I long to be holy, all spotless within

I long to be holy, all spotless within

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I long to be holy]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I long to be holy,
All spotless within,
Free from the defilement
Of every known sin;
The past with its follies
All under the blood,
Soul, body and spirit,
All yielded to God.

Take me and make me Holy in heart;
Take me and make me pure as Thou art.

2 I long to be holy,
Carnality slain,
My heart a fit temple
Where Jesus shall reign;
When pure is the fountain,
The stream will be pure,
Thy blood for my cleansing,
The remedy sure. [Refrain]

3 I long to be holy,
Lord, Thou hast the pow’r
To sanctify wholly
Thy children this hour;
Faith claims the blest promise,
Thy word cannot fail,
And for us this moment
The blood doth avail. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Comforter #81

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 long to be holy, all spotless within
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Take me and make me holy in heart
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of the Comforter #81

Songs of Praise and Power #d118

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