Perto, Mais Perto

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 >

Translator: Jilton Moraes

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Text Information

First Line: Perto, mais perto, ó Deus, de ti
Title: Perto, Mais Perto
English Title: Nearer, Still Nearer
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1898)
Translator: Jilton Moraes (1990)
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1990 JUERP. All rights reserved.