Mrs. Charles H. Morris

April 15, 1862, Pennsville, Ohio.

July 23, 1929, at her daughter’s home in Auburn, Ohio.

McConnelsville Cemetery, McConnelsville, Ohio.


Lelia was the daughter of John T. E. and Olivia E. Naylor. As a child, she lived in Malta and McConnelsville, Ohio. In 1881, she married Charles Hammond Morris. Lelia was active in the Methodist church, and was often at camp meetings (e.g., Old Camp Sychar, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Sebring Camp in Sebring, Ohio). She began song writing in the 1890’s, authoring more than 1,000 Gospel songs. When her eyes began to fail in 1913, her son built a 28-foot blackboard with oversized staff lines, so she could continue composing. She and her husband moved in with her daughter, Mrs. Frances Lunk, in Auburn, Ohio, around 1928.

  1. Anchored at Last
  2. Another Pentecost
  3. At the Battle’s Front
  4. Bring Your Vessels, Not a Few
  5. Can the World See Jesus in You?
  6. Come to Me
  7. Conflict of the Ages, The
  8. Conquerors Through the Blood
  9. Countless Blessings
  10. Crown Him
  11. Do Your Best
  12. Doing His Will
  13. Face to Face I Shall See Jesus
  14. Fight Is On, The
  15. For a Worldwide Revival
  16. For the Whole Wide World
  17. Friend You Need, The
  18. Fully Surrendered
  19. Gathering Jewels
  20. God Is for Us
  21. God Who Answers by Fire, The
  22. Gospel Ship Zion, The
  23. Great Judgment Day, The
  24. Greatest Thing Is Love, The
  25. Have Ye Received the Holy Ghost?
  26. He Has Come to Abide
  27. His Grace Is Sufficient for Me
  28. His Name Shall Be Jesus
  29. Holiness unto the Lord
  30. I Can’t Tell It All
  31. I Come To Thee
  32. I Know God’s Promise Is True
  33. I Still Have the Blessing
  34. In His Keeping
  35. In the Hollow of God’s Hand
  36. It Never Runs Dry
  37. Jesus Sweetly Saves
  38. Keep Me Under the Blood
  39. Let Jesus Come into Your Heart
  40. Lift the Flood-Gates
  41. Make His Praise Glorious
  42. Nearer, Still Nearer
  43. Nothing Satisfies but Jesus
  44. O Magnify the Lord with Me
  45. Pentecostal Power, The
  46. Pilot Me
  47. Pilot of Galilee, The
  48. Pentecostal Power, The
  49. Power Is Coming Down, The
  50. Revive Thy Work
  51. Salvation for the Whole Wide World
  52. Sanctifying Power
  53. Settle It Today
  54. So I Send You
  55. Songs of the Kingdom
  56. Sweet Will of God
  57. Sweeter as the Years Go By
  58. There’s Only One Way
  59. There’s Time Enough Yet
  60. ’Tis Marvelous and Wonderful
  61. Victory All the Time
  62. Victory Side, The
  63. What if It Were Today?
  64. When the Tithes Are Gathered In
  65. Who Is This Man of Sorrows?
  66. With My Soul ’Tis Well
  67. Wounded for Our Transgressions
  68. Ye Heralds of Jesus
  69. Yes, Dear Lord
  1. Montecito