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Open Your Heart to the Savior

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1 Open your heart to the Savior,
Gladly the door open wide,
Trust Him from sin to deliver,
Bid Him come in and abide.

Open your heart to the King of kings,
Rich are the treasures He freely brings;
Rest today ‘neath His shelt’ring wings,
He is the Friend you need.
Open your heart,
Open your heart.
Open your heart to the Savior,
He is the Friend you need.

2 Open your heart to the Savior,
Life and salvation now choose;
Will you, for earth’s fleeting pleasures,
Life everlasting refuse? [Chorus]

3 Welcome the heavenly Stranger,
Now, while He waits at the door,
Lest He should leave you in anger,
And should return nevermore. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #28

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: Open your heart to the Savior
Title: Open Your Heart to the Savior
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Copyright: Public Domain



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