Marching On to Victory

O thou poor, weary child, from Father's house astray

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [O thou poor, weary child, from Father's house astray]
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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 thou poor, weary child, from Father's house astray
Title: Marching On to Victory
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Come, O come, come away, ye weary wanderers, come

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