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Behold the loving Savior stands

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

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold the loving Savior stands
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Don't turn Him away
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of the Christian Life #552

Include 14 pre-1979 instances
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