God Was There

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1 How oft I’ve walked life’s weary road,
Encumbered with my care;
But some one lifted all my load,
I found that God was there.

God was there to hear my prayer,
To lift my load of anxious care,
To ev’ry burden with me share,
God was there, yes, God was there.

2 When gates were barred and doors were closed,
No outlet anywhere;
When hope had fled, as I supposed,
I found that God was there.

God was there to hear my prayer,
To lift my load of anxious care,
To ev’ry burden with me share,
God was there, yes, God was there.

3 Tho’ many problems I must face,
Tho’ burdens I must bear;
I trust the wonders of His grace,
I know that God is there.

God is here my heart to cheer,
To drive away all anxious fear;
His voice of love my soul can hear,
God is here, yes, God is here.


Source: Songs of Praise #113

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 >

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First Line: How oft I've walked life's weary road
Title: God Was There
Author: Haldor Lillenas

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My Soul at Song #d31

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Songs of Praise #113

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