Dig Down

Are you building today for eternity

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Are you building today for eternity]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you building today for eternity?
Dig down till you strike the rock;
Are you seeking a place of security?
Dig down till you strike the rock.

Refrain:
Dig down till you strike a sure foundation,
Dig down till you strike the rock,
Until you are free from condemnation,
And you can stand the tempest shock,
Dig down till you strike a sure foundation,
Dig down till you strike the rock,
Dig down till you strike the Rock of Ages and guild thereon.

2 Are you praying for cleansing from inbred sin?
Dig down till you strike the rock;
Never doubt, never fear, Christ will make you clean,
Dig down till you strike the rock. [Refrain]

3 Are you weary and needing your strength renewed?
Dig down till you strike the rock;
Wait on God and with pow’r you shall be endued,
Dig down till you strike the rock. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #25

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Are you building today for eternity
Title: Dig Down
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dig down till you strike a sure foundation
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain

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