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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I've been reading a message so sweet and wonderful,
From our Father above to His children below;
And it tells me His heart is still tender and merciful,
That His love not a shadow of changing can know.

Refrain:
O this letter from home, sweet letter from home,
Precious letter from “home, sweet home.”
Then let praises be giv'n to our Father in heav'n,
For His wonderful message from home;
“home, sweet home;”
There is naught in this world so dear to my heart
As this letter from “home, sweet home.”
from “home, sweet home.”

2 And it tells of beautiful city of jasper walls,
With its bright gates of pearls and its steets of pure gold;
They've no need of the sun, for the for the shade of night never falls,
And these manifold splendors I soon shall behold. [Refrain]

3 And I read that while here in this world full of pain and woes,
I may cast upon Him ev'ry burden and care,
And my heart strangely warms when I feel that my Father knows;
That His arms are around me my trials to share. [Refrain]

4 So I'm watching and waiting until He calls for me,
And the sound of His voice I am longing to hear;
Then my spirit shall rise, evermore with my Lord to be,
And the word He has giv'n is my comfort while here. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #179

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: Public Domain

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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