Is it I

Someone is turning his back on the Savior

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Someone is turning his back on the Savior]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Someone is turning his back to the Savior
And thus crucifying the Master anew,
Someone is slighting His pardoning favor;
My Lord, is it I? My friend, is it you?

Refrain:
O who would the love of the Savior abuse,
The mercy and pardon He offers, refuse?
The lost are so many, the saved are so few,—
My Lord, is it I? My friend, is it you?

2 Just as of yore He on trial is standing,
Denied by the many and loved by the few;
Someone “Away with Him!” still is demanding;
My Lord, is it I? My friend, is it you? [Refrain]

3 Someone too late will for mercy be calling
With death and eternity looming in view,
Crying for mountains on him to be falling;
My Lord, is it I? My friend, is it you? [Refrain]

4 Someone is crossing the deadline, dividing
The old life of sin and of shame from the new;
Someone just now is for Jesus deciding;
My Lord, is it I? My friend, is it you? [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #146

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: Someone is turning his back on the Savior
Title: Is it I
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: O who would the love of the Savior abuse
Copyright: Public Domain

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #146

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Gospel Hymns and Songs #146

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Solos and Duets #146

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