Do we live so close to Lord today

Do we live so close to Lord today

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Do we live so close to the Lord today]
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Do we live so close to the Lord today,
Passing to and fro on life’s busy way,
That the world in us can a likeness see
To the Man of Calvary?

Chorus:
Can the world see Jesus in me?
Can the world see Jesus in you?
Does your love to Him ring true,
and your life and service, too?
Can the world see Jesus in you?

2 Do we love, with love to His own akin,
All His creatures lost in the mire of sin?
Will we reach a hand, whatsoe’er it cost,
To reclaim a sinner lost? [Chorus]

3 As an open book they our lives will read,
To our words and acts giving daily heed;
Will they be attracted, or turn away
From the Christ we love today? [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #107

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: Do we live so close to Lord today
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Can the world see Jesus in me

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The Cyber Hymnal #745
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