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I Serve Him Because I Love Him

I serve the Lord from day to day

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I serve the Lord from day to day]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I serve the Lord from day to day
Because I love Him so;
For me He bore the shameful cross,
And trod the paths of woe.

I serve Him because I love Him,
I love Him because He first loved me,
I give Him my heart’s devotion
For time and eternity.

2 Communing with my Lord divine,
In fellowship so blest,
I worship Him who saves my soul,
And keeps my heart at rest. [Chorus]

3 What holy rapture, blessed peace,
And joy beyond compare,
Within my happy soul resides,
Since Jesus entered there. [Chorus]

4 I serve the Lord with joyfulness,
His love enfolds my heart;
Thro’ all the ceaseless years to come,
From Him I will not part. [Chorus]

Source: Devotion and Praise #245

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 serve the Lord from day to day
Title: I Serve Him Because I Love Him
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I serve Him because I love Him
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Public Domain



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Devotion and Praise #245

Songs of Full Salvation #d78

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