Choose ye

Sojourner, here upon life's pilgrim way

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Sojourner, here upon life’s pilgrim way]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sojourner, here upon life’s pilgrim way,
Hark! at the door of thy heart
Christ and the world are both knocking today,
Which shall be bidden depart?

Which, O which shall it be?
Choose ye, O choose ye;
Now for time and eternity,
God of Mammon, which shall it be?
Choose ye, O choose ye,
Whom will ye serve? O choose ye.

2 Vain are the treasures the world offers now,
Glittering baubles and toys;
Perfect salvation the Lord would bestow,
Heaven and unending joys. [Refrain]

3 One ye would love and the other despise,
If both admittance should gain;
Choose ye today, and in choosing be wise,
Let not your Lord plead in vain. [Refrain]

4 For or against him, how is it today?
No neutral ground can there be;
Do you receive him or turn him away?
Answer this question for me. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #30

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: Sojourner, here upon life's pilgrim way
Title: Choose ye
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Which, O which shall it be
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