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

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 >

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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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Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d29

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #90

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