Sweet Will of God

My stubborn will at last hath yielded

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1900)
Tune: [My stubborn will at last hath yielded]
Published in 52 hymnals

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Full Text

1 My stubborn will at last hath yielded;
I would be Thine, and Thine alone;
And this the prayer my lips are bringing,
Lord, let in me Thy will be done.

Refrain:
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee.

2 I’m tired of sin, footsore and weary,
The darksome path hath dreary grown;
But now a light has ris’n to cheer me;
I find in Thee my Star, my Sun. [Refrain]

3 Thy precious will, O conqu’ring Savior,
Doth now embrace and compass me;
All discords hushed, my peace a river,
My soul, a prisoned bird set free. [Refrain]

4 Shut in with Thee, O Lord, forever,
My wayward feet no more to roam;
What pow’r from Thee my soul can sever?
The center of God’s will my home. [Refrain]

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: My stubborn will at last hath yielded
Title: Sweet Will of God
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1900)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet will of God still fold me closer

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6429
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #5276
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Timeless Truths #1093

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #5276Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #302
The Cyber Hymnal #6429TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #344
Timeless Truths #1093TextScoreAudio
Include 47 pre-1979 instances



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