[In fancy I stood by the shore, one day]

[In fancy I stood by the shore, one day]

Composer: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1893)
Published in 10 hymnals

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Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Title: [In fancy I stood by the shore, one day]
Composer: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1893)
Meter: D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Stranger of Galilee

In fancy I stood by the shore, one day,
Of the beautiful murm’ring sea;
I saw the great crowds as they thronged the way
Of the Stranger of Galilee;
I saw how the man who was blind from birth,
In a moment was made to see;
The lame was made whole by the matchless skill
Of the Stranger of Galilee.

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加利利陌生人 (The stranger of Galilee)


Organ Solo

  • Blessed Be the Name and Other Favorites for Organ
    Composer/Editors Eugene McCluskey; Susanna Keeney
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1993) pp. 20
  • The Organist Volume 95 Number 2 May 1991: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Susanna Keeney
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1991) pp. 58

Piano Solo

  • Footsteps of Jesus: A Musical Journey Through the Life of Christ
    Composer/Editor Larry Shackley
    Published By: GlorySound (2002) pp. 21
  • Creative Keyboard's Complete Church Pianist: Hymn Arrangements for Every Occasion
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Creative Keyboard Publications (2000) pp. 97
  • For Today and Always: 32 Songs of the Faith arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 24
  • Favorite Gospel Hymns Book 2
    Composer/Editor Kathleen Dearing
    Published By: Prairie Bible Institute (1978) pp. 8
  • The Church Pianist: 32 Arrangements of Appropriate Selections
    Composer/Editor Alma Ingram
    Published By: The Standard Publishing Company (1936) pp. 50


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