Morell was educated at Homerton College, Cambridge, for the Congregational ministry. About 1800 he became pastor of a Congregational church at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, where he remained until 1821, when he was appointed divinity tutor at Wymondley Academy (subsequently moved to London, and later known as the Coward Academy). He kept this appointment the rest of his life.

Morell’s Studies of History were published in a series of volumes; and his Christian Pastor (a poem in three books) in 1809.

  1. Gather of Mercies, Condescend
  2. Go, and the Savior’s Grace Proclaim