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The great atonement

Great is the marvelous mystery of grace divine

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Great is the marvelous mystery of grace divine]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Great is the marvelous mystery of grace divine,
Who can describe or explain it? but surely I know ‘tis mine;
How can it be that a sinner condemned and by guilt enslaved,
Can thro’ the merits of Jesus’ atonement be saved, be saved?

Marvelous, infinite mercy;
Fathomless, wonderful love,
That unto us bro’t redemption
From Him who reigneth above!
Righteousness fully was satisfied,
Mercy was crowned when the Savior died,
And by the blood flowing from His side,
I’m saved, I’m saved.

2 Ev’ry demand of God’s righteous law was met one day,
When on the cross Jesus carried my sin and my guilt away;
By no endeavor of mine could my heart be from sin set free;
Only in Christ am I ransomed and saved for eternity. [Refrain]

3 Great is the marvelous mystery of grace divine;
On ev’ry page of God’s dear, blessed book I can see it shine;
Thanks be to Jesus who made full atonement upon the cross!
Mine was the gain but to Him was the suff’ring and bitter loss. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #140

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Great is the marvelous mystery of grace divine
Title: The great atonement
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Marvelous, infinite mercy



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Chorus Choir Voices No. 2 #d7

TextAudioPage Scan

The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #140

Treasury of Song #d60

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