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Long my wilful heart said no

Long my wilful heart said no

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Long my wilful heart said no]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Long my willful heart said “no”
To Jesus’ tender pleading;
Now I long His love to know,
My stubborn will is yielding.

Yes, dear Lord,
Yes, dear Lord,
Here I give myself to Thee;
I believe, I believe,
The blood avails for me.

2 Bringing all I am and have
In humble consecration,
Trusting in the blood, I claim
This uttermost salvation. [Chorus]

3 Giving o’er my doubts and fears
And all my useless trying,
Trusting not my pray’rs or tears,
But on Thy word relying. [Chorus]

4 Yes, dear Lord, in life or death,
With thee all good possessing,
Not by feeling, but of faith,
I take the promised blessing. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #112

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: Long my wilful heart said no
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Yes dear Lord, yes dear Lord



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11513

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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