His Grace Is Sufficient

A message in song I am bringing

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [A message in song I am bringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A message in song I am bringing,
A truth in the Bible I see,
Of wonderful grace I am singing,
Sufficient for you and for me;
Whatever my life may be bringing,
Whatever the testings may be,
To Jesus my Lord I am clinging,
His grace is sufficient for me.

His grace is sufficient for me,
His grace is sufficient for me,
“My strength is made perfect in weakness,”
His grace is sufficient for me.

2 We read in the Bible the story
Of three Hebrew children so brave,
Who lived for their God and His glory,
They knew He was mighty to save;
When cast in the furnace so flaming,
The form of the fourth they could see,
Methinks they this truth were proclaiming:
“His grace is sufficient for me.” [Chorus]

3 A prophet named Daniel was carried
With others a captive abroad,
In courts of the kingdom he tarried,
But still remained true to His God.
the laws of the land then provided
That God should be worshiped no more,
But Daniel in God still confided,
And prayed thrice a day as before. [Chorus]

4 The Medes and the Persians objected:
“This man is too noisy O King,
In spite of the laws we’ve effected
He continues to pray and to sing.”
To dens full of lions they took him,
But trusting to God he no doubt,
Relying on God, His salvation,
Continued to pray, sing and shout. [Chorus]

5 When Silas and Paul had been preaching
A gospel that saved from all sin,
The precepts of God they were teaching,
And souls they were seeking to win;
They both were arrested and beaten,
But at midnight the prison rooms rang,
For Silas and Paul had a meeting,
Methinks that this duet they sang: [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #52

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: A message in song I am bringing
Title: His Grace Is Sufficient
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: His grace is sufficient for me



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