Tell the blessed story

Church of God, awaken, heed the Lord's command

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Church of God, awaken; heed the Lord's command]
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. Church of God, awaken; heed the Lord’s command,
Tell the blessèd story of the cross.
Fields are white for harvesting on every hand,
Tell the blessèd story of the cross.

Refrain
Tell the blessèd story of the cross of Jesus,
Tell the blessèd story of the hallowed cross.
Until every nation learns of full salvation,
Tell the blessèd story of the cross.

2. Has not He commissioned you the news to bear?
Tell the blessèd story of the cross.
Go ye into all the world, and everywhere
Tell the blessèd story of the cross. [Refrain]

3. Stand no longer idle while the moments fly.
Tell the blessèd story of the cross.
Multitudes in heathen darkness live and die.
Tell the blessèd story of the cross. [Refrain]

4. Publish unto all the world redeeming grace.
Tell the blessèd story of the cross.
Until in the home of rest you find your place.
Tell the blessèd story of the cross. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6545

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: Church of God, awaken, heed the Lord's command
Title: Tell the blessed story
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain

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