The Paradise of God

I will sing a song of the home beyond the blue

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I will sing a song of the home beyond the blue]
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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 >

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First Line: I will sing a song of the home beyond the blue
Title: The Paradise of God
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh, that blissful Eden
Publication Date: 1927
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1927.

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