Wonderful Peace

Coming to Jesus my Savior I found

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Coming to Jesus, my Savior, I found]
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1 Coming to Jesus, my Savior, I found
Wonderful peace, wonderful peace;
Storms in their fury may rage all around,
I have peace, sweet peace.

Peace,peace, wonderful peace,
Peace, peace, glorious peace;
Since my Redeemer has ransomed my soul,
I have peace, sweet peace.

2 Peace like a river, so deep and so broad,
Wonderful peace, wonderful peace;
Resting my soul on the bosom of God,
I have peace, sweet peace. [Refrain]

3 Peace like a holy and infinite calm,
Wonderful peace, wonderful peace;
Like to the strains of an evening psalm,
I have peace, sweet peace. [Refrain]

4 Gone is the battle that once raged within,
Wonderful peace, wonderful peace;
Jesus has saved me and cleansed me from sin,
I have peace, sweet peace. [Refrain]

Source: The New Church Hymnal #372

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: Coming to Jesus my Savior I found
Title: Wonderful Peace
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Peace, peace, wonderful peace
Copyright: Public Domain



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