'Twas when to Christ I fully gave

'Twas when to Christ I fully gave

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [‘Twas when to Christ I fully gave]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Twas when to Christ I fully gave
My heart, my life, my all;
The gift of His redeeming grace
On me did sweetly fall.

Refrain:
My heart is burning with His love,
My heart is burning with His love,
The fire comes down from heav’n above;
My heart is burning with His love.

2 ‘Twas when I felt all else was vain,
That Christ was first and best;
The “Dove of Peace” form glory came,
And comfort filled my breast. [Refrain]

3 The gift tho’ small the Saviour saw
Upon the altar lie;
And sent from heav’n a living flame
The gift to sanctify. [Refrain]

4 On us descend, O heavenly Dove,
Till every soul is thrilled;
Till with the fullness of Thy love
Our every heart is filled. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #22

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: 'Twas when to Christ I fully gave
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: My heart is burning with his love

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

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Melodies of Salvation #d225

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