Fathomless the love and matchless grace

Fathomless the love and matchless grace

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Fathomless the love and matchless grace]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fathomless the love and matchless grace
That includes the lost in ev’ry place;
All-sufficient for each tribe and race,—
“Whosoever,” that means me.

“Whosoever,” that means me, yes,
“Whosoever,” that means me;
Blessed word of promise, gracious invitation,
“Whosoever,” that means me.

2 Sweet the gospel bells of mercy chime,
Pealing forth their strains of peace sublime
Unto ev’ry soul, in ev’ry clime,—
“Whosoever,” that means me. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ afar from God I went astray,
All my sin and guilt is washed away,
And my heart with gladness sings today:
“Whosoever,” that means me. [Refrain]

4 When the day of toil has ended here,
When the gates of Paradise appear,
I shall sing this song of endless cheer:
“Whosoever,” that means me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #28

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: Fathomless the love and matchless grace
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain



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