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] (Lillenas)
Published in 2 hymnals

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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

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: Close to the heart of Jesus, Close to his wounded side
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain

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