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Glorious Redeemer is the Savior of mankind

Glorious Redeemer is the Savior of mankind

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Glorious Redeemer, wonderful Redeemer]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Glorious Redeemer, wonderful Redeemer,
Jesus is a mighty Saviour!

1 A glorious Redeemer is the Saviour of mankind!
Mighty to deliver, He the straying ones can find.
Boundless is His mercy, fathomless His tender love,
That hath brought salvation, unto ev’ry nation,—
Jesus is a glorious Redeemer.

Sing forevermore of boundless, endless love divine,
O sing it! That hath made the light of grace upon our path to shine!
Jesus is a glorious Redeemer, praise His name!
Praise Him ev’ry nation throughout all creation, —
Jesus is a glorious Redeemer.

2 A glorious Redeemer is the blessed Son of God!
He alone the winepress of the wrath of God hath trod;
Victor over Satan and the power of the grave.
He forever liveth and salvation giveth, —
Jesus is a glorious Redeemer. [Refrain]

3 A glorious Redeemer is the Christ of Calvary!
Breaking ev’ry fetter, setting hopeless captives free.
Unto Him the nations of the earth shall bend the knee,
Ransomed hosts adore Him, angels bow before Him, —
Jesus is a glorious Redeemer. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #204

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: Glorious Redeemer is the Savior of mankind
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: For evermore, for evermore, endless love divine
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #204

Tabernacle Choir #d12

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