Unto Us Who Believe

Jesus came down to this world of woe

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Jesus came down to this world of woe]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus came down to this world of woe,
No place His own did He ever know;
Wonderful grace that He loves us so,
Unto us who believe He is precious.

Refrain:
Unto us who believe He is precious,
Unto us who believe He is precious;
His love so unbounded has won our hearts,
Unto us who believe He is precious.

2 No one so tender and kind as He,
No one so loving could ever be;
Gladly to Him will we bend the knee,
Unto us who believe He is precious. [Refrain]

3 Many may think He was but a man,
Those who have known Him they never can;
Lo! He was dead but He lives again,
Unto us who believe He is precious. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #71

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: Jesus came down to this world of woe
Title: Unto Us Who Believe
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Unto us who believe he is precious
Copyright: Public Domain

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Rose of Sharon Hymns #490

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