Make My Life Count for Thee

Make me a blessing, dear Savior, I pray

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Make me a blessing, dear Savior, I pray]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Make me a blessing, dear Savior, I pray,
Helping souls struggling up life’s weary way;
Let me not live in vain one single day,
Make my life count for Thee.

Chorus:
Every day, all of the way,
Make me a blessing, dear Savior, I pray;
Every day, all of the way,
Make my life count for Thee.

2 Ready to reach out a strong, helping hand,
Causing some poor weaker brother to stand,
Bringing some sinking ones safely to land,
Make my life count for Thee. [Chorus]

3 Telling the story of Christ and His love,
Pointing the way to the mansions above,
Bidding lost sinners Thy faithfulness prove,
Make my life count for Thee. [Chorus]

4 Ready whenever Thou biddest me go,
Foll’wing wherever Thou leadest below,
Willing whatever Thou’dst have me to do,
Make my life count for Thee. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #12

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: Make me a blessing, dear Savior, I pray
Title: Make My Life Count for Thee
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Every day, all of the way

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #110

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #110

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Light and Life Songs #12

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Voices of praise #110

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