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The fire of Pentecost

I never can forget the moment

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I never can forget the moment]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I never can forget the moment
When after consecrating all,
And trusting in a full atonement,
I felt the fire of Pentecost fall.

I feel the fire of Pentecost burning just now,
Burning just now, burning just now,
I feel the fire of Pentecost burning just now,
‘Tis burning in my soul.

2 My heart received the fiery cleansing,
My nature was at last renewed;
My soul with joy was over flowing,
With Pentecostal power endued. [Refrain]

3 The inward struggle now is ended,
I’ve won the fight in Jesus name;
And with His free and full salvation,
The Pentecostal blessing I claim. [Refrain]

4 Each justified and true believer
Should be baptized with holy fire,
To burn the roots of sin forever,
And purge away all evil desire. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #9

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 never can forget the moment
Title: The fire of Pentecost
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: I feel the fire of Pentecost
Copyright: Public Domain



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New Songs of Pentecost #9

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #96

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