1 I love the story sweet and old,
Of Christ the Lord who died for me;
The sweetest story ever told,
Of pardon bought on Calvary.
My faith still clings to Calvary,
To Calvary, to Calvary,
Where lifted up for you and me,
The Son of God I see;
His precious blood my only plea,
My only plea, my only plea,
He poured it out on Calvary,
For me, on Calvary.
2 My sins like mountains high were piled,
Oh, where should I for refuge flee?
When sweet the voice of mercy cried,
“Look up and trust in Calvary.” [Refrain]
3 Praise God! I cried, my faith prevails,
My sins are gone and I am free;
Forevermore the blood avails,
The cleansing stream of Calvary! [Refrain]
4 His arms of grace stand open wide,
Inviting sinners such as we;
For me and all the world beside,
There’s mercy still at Calvary. [Refrain]
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."
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