Closer to thee

Draw me, O Lord, to that great heart of thine

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Draw me, O Lord, to that great heart of thine]
Published in 2 hymnals

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Draw me, O Lord, to that great heart of thine
Title: Closer to thee
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Closer, my Savior, to thee

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Gospel Hosannas: for church and Sabbath school, young people's services and evangelistic meetings #193Page Scan
Hosannas to the King #47Page Scan



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