Have You Received the Blessing?

Representative Text

1 Have you received the blessing,
Have you been saved from sin?
Since you were freely pardoned,
Have you been cleansed within?

Chorus:
Glory to Jesus forever,
He can sanctify you,
Take away carnal affection,
Create your heart anew;
Glory to Jesus forever,
He can sanctify you,
Give you the Holy Ghost power
and you with pow'r endue.

2 Have you received the blessing,
Are you in Canaan land?
Have you explored the country,
Obeying God's command? [Chorus]

3 Have you received the blessing,
Tasted the milk and wine,
Finest of wheat and honey,
Found in this land divine? [Chorus]

4 Have you received the blessing,
Keeping you sweet each day,
Giving you blessed vict'ry,
Constantly all the way? [Chorus]

5 I have received the blessing,
Heaven is in my soul,
Peace like a river floweth
Over my raptured soul. [Chorus]

Source: New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #48

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: Have you received the blessing
Title: Have You Received the Blessing?
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory to Jesus forever
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public domain

Notes

Dedicated to and sung by the Ladies' Quartet of the Nazarene University.

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