[Of Jesus' love that sought me]

[Of Jesus' love that sought me]

Composer: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1912)
Published in 72 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: [Of Jesus' love that sought me]
Composer: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1912)
Meter: D with refrain
Incipit: 55176 53451 567
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1008
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #6411
Text: Sweeter as the Years Go By
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


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