Almost too Good to Be True

Representative Text

1 I was full of sin, Now I'm pure within;
It is almost too good to be true;
Jesus heard my cry, did not pass me by;
It is almost too good to be true.

Refrain:
I sometimes think it's almost too good to be true,
It's almost too good to be true,
It's almost too good to be true.
I sometimes think it's almost too good to be true;
That I am saved and on my way to glory.

2 Now the carnal mind has been left behind;
It is almost too good to be true;
The "old man" is gone, let him travel on;
It is almost too good to be true. [Refrain]

3 I am poor on earth, but of royal birth;
It is almost too good to be true;
I have wealth untold, more than earth can hold;
It is almost too good to be true. [Refrain]

4 I have liberty and such victory;
It is almost too good to be true;
And in ev'ry test I am always blest;
It is almost too good to be true. [Refrain]

5 This is not my sphere, heav'n is drawing near;
It is almost too good to be true;
Soon I'll say "goodby," mounting thro' the sky;
It is almost too good to be true. [Refrain]



Source: His Fullness Songs #279

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 was full of sin, now I'm pure within
Title: Almost too Good to Be True
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: I sometimes think it's almost too good to be true
Copyright: Public Domain

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