Jesus, the Rock of Ages

Author: Bertha Mae Lillenas

Lillenas, Bertha Mae (nee Wilson). (?--1945). First wife of Haldor Lillenas, mother of their two children. Ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Evangelist, singer, and composer, as well as artist at the piano. Deets Pacific Bible College, Los Angeles (later Pasadena College). With her husband, pastored churches at Lompoc and Pomona, California; Auburn, Illinois; Peniel, Texas; Redlands, Calif.; and Indianapolis, Indiana. She often preached. She had a gift for writing songs easy to sing on powerful gospel themes. Sing she was a contralto, she wrote most numbers in a low key. The words to one of her best-known songs, "Jesus Took My Burden," were sent to Haldor Lillenas to be set to music, but the musical setting he wrote visited v… Go to person page >

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First Line: I have found a Rock in a weary land
Title: Jesus, the Rock of Ages
Author: Bertha Mae Lillenas
Refrain First Line: I am hiding, safely hiding
Publication Date: 1932
Copyright: Copyright, 1932 by Robert H. Coleman

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