Sweeter as the Years Go By

Of Jesus' love that sought me

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1912)
Tune: [Of Jesus' love that sought me]
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1 Of Jesus’ love that sought me
When I was lost in sin,
Of wondrous grace that brought me
Back to His fold again,
Of heights and depths of mercy
Far deeper than the sea
And higher than the heavens,
My theme shall ever be.

Sweeter as the years go by,
Sweeter as the years go by;
Richer, fuller, deeper,
Jesus’ love is sweeter,
Sweeter as the years go by.

2 He trod in old Judea
Life’s pathway long ago;
The people thronged about Him
His saving grace to know;
He healed the brokenhearted
And caused the blind to see;
And still His great heart yearneth
In love for even me. [Refrain]

3 ’Twas wondrous love which led Him
For us to suffer loss,
To bear without a murmur
The anguish of the cross;
With saints redeemed in glory
Let us our voices raise,
Till heaven and earth re-echo
With our Redeemer’s praise. [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #303

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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