A Letter from Home

I've been reading a message so sweet and so wonderful

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I've been reading a message]
Published in 7 hymnals

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've been reading a message so sweet and so wonderful
Title: A Letter from Home
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Then let praises be given to our Father in
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #27

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #27

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #118

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #118

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Songs of Comfort #10

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Songs of the Century #179

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Sunday-School Praises #126

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