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I Love the Lord

I love the Lord, for He hath heard

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I love the Lord, for He hath heard]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I love the Lord, for He hath heard
My voice of supplication,
And for the promise in His word
Of full and free salvation.

I love the Lord, I love the Lord,
With heart and soul I love Him;
His name to me is melody,
My Saviour—how I love Him!

2 I love Him, for He hath inclined
A gracious ear unto me,
And sent His Holy Spirit kind
from sinful paths to woo me. [Chorus]

3 And for the tender, loving care
He evermore hath given;
With Christ, His Son to be join heir
Of mansions fair in heaven. [Chorus]

4 And tho’ with all my ransomed pow’rs
I worship and adore Him,
How small now seems the all I bring
And humbly lay before Him. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Salvation: a collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs #11

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 love the Lord, for He hath heard
Title: I Love the Lord
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I love the Lord, I love the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain



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Melodies of Salvation #11

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Melodies of Salvation #11

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