Mrs. Charles H. Morris

April 15, 1862, Pennsville, Ohio.

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

McConnelsville Cemetery, McConnelsville, Ohio.


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