How rich is the mercy and grace of our Lord

How rich is the mercy and grace of our Lord

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [How rich is the mercy and grace of our Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 How rich is the mercy and grace of our Lord,
That offers us pardon today;
What kind invitations are found in His word
To turn from all evil away.

Why not give God your heart,
When not from sin depart,
While mercy is waiting and pardon is free,
O why not give God your heart.

2 Your heart may be full of rebellion today,
And captured by evil desire;
But why not surrender to Jesus and say:
“I’ll do what the Lord doth require.” [Refrain]

3 O squander no longer your God-given time,
Let Jesus redeem you from sin;
And serve Him with purposes strong and sublime,
A heart that is holy within. [Refrain]

4 How brief is the life that on earth you will spend,
How long is eternity’s night;
Consider your destiny, think of the end
And hasten just now to get right. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #90

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 rich is the mercy and grace of our Lord
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain



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