My wonderful Friend

I found such a wonderful Savior

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I found such a wonderful Savior]
Published in 16 hymnals

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1. I found such a wonderful Savior
In Jesus, my Lord and my king!
Undying and true His devotion;
My heart shall his glad praises sing.

Oh, what a wonderful Savior is He!
Constant and true is Jesus.
More than I fancied He ever could be
Is Jesus, my wonderful friend.

2. Surpassing the love that a mother
May have for the child of her care;
The love of a sister or brother
With His we can never compare. [Refrain]

3. The pleasures the world could afford me
Are naught to compare with His joy;
The rapture and peace that He gives me,
Earth’s sorrows can never destroy. [Refrain]

4. When sorrows and pain are my portion,
When tears of bereavement must fall,
My Savior, my friend, my companion,
Will comfort and keep through it all. [Refrain]

5. When tempests around me are sweeping,
My pilot and guide He will be;
And safe is my soul in His keeping,
My mighty deliv’rer is he. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4474

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: I found such a wonderful Savior
Title: My wonderful Friend
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: O what a wonderful Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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