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Many well-known hymns, including “Sweeter As the Years Go By,” “Nearer, Still Nearer,” and “Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart,” were composed in this church by its organist, Mrs. Lelia Naylor Morris (1862-1929). Her songs have been translated into many languages and published in the hymnals of Protestant denominations around the world. The Methodist Episcopal congregation of McConnelsville was formally established in 1826 and is the town's oldest denomination. The present church was completed in 1860. It replaced a stone building constructed in 1836. General Robert McConnell, the founder of McConnelsville, donated this land for the use of the Methodists in 1817.

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Ohio Historical Markers

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OH, Morgan Co, McConnelsville

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Lelia Naylor
Robert McConnell

Posted By: Ray Gurganus

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Updated: 7-26-2020