I love Him so

It was because He loved me so

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [It was because He loved me so] (Morris)
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 It was because He loved me so,
When lost in sin and steeped in woe,
Christ did for me atone;
He cast a pitying glance on me
And said, "My child, I died for thee,
To claim thee for My own."

Chorus:
I love Him so, I love Him so,
I want the whole wide world to know
The fullness of His grace divine,
Since I am His and He is mine.

2 He washed my sin-stains all away,
And turned my night to bright noon-day
By His own blood applied;
The longing in my heart was stilled,
The aching void His presence filled
And fully satisfied. [Chorus]

3 In loving-kindness none can tell
He deigns within my heart to dwell,
This Friend so kind and true:
I want the whole wide world to know
My Savior who has charmed me so,
Then they will love Him, too. [Chorus]


Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #58

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 >

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First Line: It was because He loved me so
Title: I love Him so
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: I love Him so

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The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #58

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