O I can't tell it all

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1 Oh, I can’t tell it all, of the wonderful love,
How when lost in my sins Jesus found me,
With a heart full of love, how he came from above,
Threw his strong arms of mercy around me.

Refrain:
Oh, I can’t tell it all, no, I can’t tell it all,
For my heart is so full of his glory;
And where’er I may roam, ’tis my joy to make known,
Unto others, the wonderful story.

2 Oh, I can’t tell it all, how he freely forgave;
How the blood flowed with wonderful healing
O’er my lost, guilty soul, how it cleansed and made whole,
While low at the cross I was kneeling. [Refrain]

3 Oh, I can’t tell it all, what a friend he has been;
How he’s borne all my sorrows and sadness,
How he saves me today, bids the mists clear away,
How he turns all my mourning to gladness. [Refrain]

4 Oh, I can’t tell it all, but his love you may know,
You may have him, this wonderful Saviour;
You may taste of his bliss, you may say, I am his,
And he is my portion forever. [Refrain]

5 Oh, I can’t tell it all, but so long as I’ve breath,
I will publish the wonderful story;
When my life-work is done, and a crown has been won,
I will praise him forever in glory. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #31

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 >

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First Line: O I can't tell it all
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

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The Cyber Hymnal #11618
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