On the ocean of life we are sailing

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: On the ocean of life we are sailing
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Pilot me, pilot me, take the helm

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Beall's Gospel Songs with supplement entitled Favorite Hymns #d125
Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #3Page Scan
The Redeemer's Praise #163Page Scan
The Young People's Hymnal No. 3: adapted to the use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, prayer meetings and revivals #62Page Scan



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