Child of my love

Why wilt thou stay away from me

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Why wilt thou stay away from me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Why wilt thou stay away from me,
Child of my love, child of my love?
Why will ye heavy-laden be,
Child of my tend’rest care?
Strong in my arm, lean hard on me,
Child of my love, child of my love;
I would thy burden-bearer be,
Child of my tend’rest care.
Saviour, dear Saviour, I have heard thee calling,
“Ye heavy laden ones by sin oppressed,”
Like music sweet upon my ear ‘tis falling,
“Come unto me and I will give you rest,”
Will give you rest.

2 Why to this cold world wilt thou cling,
Child of my love, child of my love?
Nothing of comfort can it bring,
Child of my tend’rest care;
Many long years for thee I’ve sought,
Child of my love, child of my love,
Pardon for thee my life-blood bought,
Child of my tend’rest care.
Saviour, dear Saviour, I have heard thee pleading,
Thy voice has followed as afar I’ve roamed;
Love now has conquered and my heart is yielding
Take me, O loving Lord, and lead me home,
And lead me home.

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #46

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: Why wilt thou stay away from me
Title: Child of my love
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

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Heart and Life Songs #d158
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