Don't Turn Him Away - Behold the Loving Savior

Behold the loving Savior stands

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Behold the loving Savior stands]
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Behold the loving Saviour stands
Outside your bolted door,
There knocking with His nail-pierced hands,
As often times before.

Don’t turn Him away,
Don’t turn Him away,
He has come back to your heart again,
Altho’ you’ve gone astray;
O how you need Him to plead your cause
On that eternal day!
Don’t turn the Saviour away from your heart,
Don’t turn Him away.

2 He stood there when in childish play
Your heart was free from care,
And now when locks are silver gray
He still is standing there. [Refrain]

3 He stood there when your heart was filled
With sorrow, grief, and pain,
And when your life with joy was thrilled
He stood there all in vain. [Refrain]

4 The blood-stained hands of Christ some day
Their gentle knocks will cease,
When you at last have grieved away
The blessed Prince of Peace. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #81

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: Behold the loving Savior stands
Title: Don't Turn Him Away - Behold the Loving Savior
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Don't turn Him away
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of the Christian Life #552

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