1 Long by sin my eyes were blinded,
And no beauty could I see
In this wondrous "Man of Sorrows,"
Who once walked in Galilee:
By the gracious touch of healing
He has made my eyes to see,
And the "Man, despised, rejected,"
Now is all the world to me.
He is all in all to me, to me;
he is all in all to me, to me;
Christ has won my heart forever, (forever),
And is all in all to me.
2 Millions to His feet are coming,
Just as in the long ago,
When the multitudes so thronged Him,
Of His wondrous grace to know.
He is still the burden-bearer
Of sin-stricken human kind;
Adam's ev'ry son and daughter
May a full deliv'rance find. [Chorus]
3 Do you wonder that i love Him,
When He died my soul to save?
When no price could pay my ransom,
His own precious life He gave!
He has won my heart forever,
And my song shall ever be,
"Take the world, but give me Jesus,:
He is all in all to me. [Chorus]
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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