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My Choice

Others may choose this vain world if they will

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Others may choose this vain world if they will] (Morris)
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML

Representative Text

1 Others may choose this vain world if they will,
I will follow Jesus;
All else forsaking, will cleave to Him still,
I will follow Him.

Chorus:
Whensoever He needs me,
Wheresoever He leads me,
Whatsoever He bids me do,
I will be true to Jesus.

2 Fully and freely the choice I have made,
I will follow Jesus;
All on the altar for Him I have laid,
I will follow Him. [Chorus]

3 Walking by faith where my eyes cannot see,
I will follow Jesus,
Holding the hand that was wounded for me,
I will follow Him. [Chorus]

4 Fairest of all in ten thousand is He,
I will follow Jesus;
Till in His glory the King I shall see,
I will follow Him. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #26

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: Others may choose this vain world if they will
Title: My Choice
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Whensoever he needs me

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #26

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Devotional Hymns #d194

Devotional Hymns #d198

Devotional Hymns #ad198

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #11

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Herald of Praise #2

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The New Praiseworthy #26

Treasury of Song #d222

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