Close to the heart of Jesus, Close to his wounded side

Close to the heart of Jesus, Close to his wounded side

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Close to the heart of Jesus]
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1 Close to the heart of Jesus,
Close to His wounded side,
Sheltered from ev’ry danger
Here I will e’er abide.

Refrain:
Close to the heart of Jesus,
Nearer to Him each day,
List’ning to ev’ry whisper,
Gladly I’ll Him obey;
Close to the heart of Jesus,
O what a resting place!
Here will I ever linger
Until I see His face.

2 Close to the heart of Jesus,
Fellowship sweet, divine;
I am His ransomed servant,
He is forever mine. [Refrain]

3 Close to the heart of Jesus,
Folded in arms of love;
Never will we be parted
Here or in Heav’n above. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #9

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 >

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First Line: Close to the heart of Jesus, Close to his wounded side
Author: Haldor Lillenas



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