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[Nearer, still nearer, close to thy heart] (Morris)

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: [Nearer, still nearer, close to thy heart] (Morris)
Composer: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Meter: 9.10.9.10.10
Incipit: 33355 14436 66533
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Piano and Organ Duet

  • This Is My Story and My Song: Gospel Favorites for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Paul Ferrin
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2004) pp. 38
  • Be Strong in the Lord
    Composer/Editors Crystal Waters Mangrum; Todd Spangler
    Published By: Broadman Press (1995) pp. 58
  • PedalPoint Volume 13 Number 3 April May June 1994: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Todd Spangler
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1994) pp. 8
  • Crusade Organ and Piano Stylings: Of the Billy Graham Team
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1971) pp. 3
  • Hymn Duos for Organ and Piano Book One: For Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Ethel Tench Rogers
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1971) pp. 2
  • Schuler's Piano-Organ Duets No. 2
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1963) pp. 12

Organ Solo

  • Easy Organ Library Volume 57
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 61
  • The Organist Volume 118 Number 2 May June 2014: The Service Music Companion for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 27
  • Footsteps of Jesus: Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs for Organ
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 21
  • Beautiful Savior: Hymns of Love and Adoration for Organ
    Composer/Editor James Southbridge
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 15
  • My Jesus, I Love Thee: Hymns of Introspection for Organ
    Composer/Editors James Southbridge; Janelle A. Clark
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 12
  • O Worship the King: A Collection of Sacred Organ Solos
    Composer/Editors Ed Dunbar; Chad Becker
    Published By: SoundForth (1998) pp. 22
  • The Organist Volume 102 Number 5 November 1998: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gregg Sewell; William Barnett
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1998) pp. 51
  • Worship the King: A Collection of Sacred Organ Solos
    Composer/Editors Ed Dunbar; Chad Becker
    Published By: SoundForth (1998) pp. 22
  • Blessed Be the Name and Other Favorites for Organ
    Composer/Editors Eugene McCluskey; Janelle A. Clark
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1993) pp. 8
  • Sunday Morning Favorites Volume 2: For Solo Organ
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1992) pp. 30
  • The Organist Volume 93 Number 4 September 1989: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Janelle A. Clark
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 18
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 52 Number 2 December 1988: A Bi-monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988) pp. 82
  • The Organist's Library Volume 6
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988) pp. 82
  • Gospel Hymns for Organ: Registered for All Organs
    Composer/Editor Ralph Sunden
    Published By: Pointer System, Inc. (1968) pp. 23
  • The Sunday Morning Organist Volume One: Thirty-six preludes, offertories, postludes based on Familiar Hymn Tunes for the Morning Worship Service
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1962) pp. 38
  • Organ Hymnscriptions: Sacred Songs and Hymns Arranged for Pipe Organ and Hammond
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1959) pp. 8

Piano Solo

  • Meditation Moments: Devotional Hymn Settings for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Molly Ijames
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2015) pp. 12
  • Illuminations: Nine Hymn Settings Arranged for Piano Solo
    Composer/Editor Dan Forrest
    Published By: Beckenhorst Press, Inc. (2013) pp. 26
  • God Is . . .: Ageless Hymns Reflecting the Nature of God
    Composer/Editor Heather Sorenson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2011) pp. 38
  • Evensong: Quiet Songs of Hope
    Composer/Editor Shirley Brendlinger
    Published By: GlorySound (2008) pp. 31
  • Classical Piano Worship: Hymn Settings in the Style of the Masters
    Composer/Editor Johnie Dean
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 26
  • Songs of Inspiration: The Heritage Collection II
    Composer/Editor Lorie Line
    Published By: Time Line Productions, Inc. (1998) pp. 13
  • The Church Pianist Volume 9 Number 3 January February 1993: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Ron Loree
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1993) pp. 15
  • Quiet Time Piano Volume Three Golden Memories: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1990) pp. 18
  • Keyboard Hymns and Spirituals: Unique Piano Stylings
    Composer/Editor Johnie Dean
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1985) pp. 5
  • Give Him Praise: Arrangements for the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Myra Schubert
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1983) pp. 19
  • Rudy Atwood Piano Arrangements Vol. 3
    Composer/Editor Rudy Atwood
    Published By: Alma Records, Inc. (1964) pp. 9
  • The Crusade Pianist Book 2
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1963) pp. 8
  • Meditations for Piano: Hymn Transcriptions
    Composer/Editor Jane La Rowe
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1960) pp. 16

Voices: Vocal Duet

  • The Classic Collection: Twenty-Five Great Sacred Duets
    Composer/Editor Ovid Young
    Published By: Paragon Music Corp. (1974) pp. 94

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