Composer: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1912)
Published in 42 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

Composer: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1912)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 33355 56355 67167
Key: C Major/D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #195
Text: What If It Were Today
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #129
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #7283
Text: What if It Were Today?
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #195TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #290TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #129ScoreAudio
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #114
Hymns of Faith #531TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #248
Rejoice Hymns #590
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #153Text
Sing Joyfully #549TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1698Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #76
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #759Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #213
The Cyber Hymnal #7283TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #245Text
The Worshiping Church #275TextPage Scan
Include 26 pre-1979 instances
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