Living forever O marvelous thought

Living forever O marvelous thought

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Living forever, O marvelous thought]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Living forever, O marvelous thought!
Jesus to me immortality brought;
Living forever, though stars may decay,
Suns cease to shine and the worlds pass away.

Refrain:
Living forever,
Dying, no, never,
Life everlasting
My portion shall be;
Wonderful story,
To God be the glory,
I shall be living
For all eternity.

2 Living forever where death is unknown,
Dwelling where sin never reigned on the throne;
Living forever where sorrowless days,
Days never ending are fragrant with praise. [Refrain]

3 Living forever where love never dies,
In that fair land where are said no “good-byes,”
Living forever where hope is fulfilled
And all the voices of sorrow are stilled. [Refrain]

4 Living forever through unending years,
Where no eyes glisten with unbidden tears;
Living forever in mansions of light,
Where faith at last has been changed into sight. [Refrain]

5 Living forever, O destiny bright,
In that bright Eden where cometh no night;
Living forever with Jesus will be
Heaven and glory sufficient for me. [Refrain]

Source: Favorite Gospel Songs #31

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

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First Line: Living forever O marvelous thought
Author: Haldor Lillenas

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