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Sweeter Every Moment

My happy heart today with joy is singing

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [My happy heart today with joy is singing]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My happy heart today with joy is singing
The praises of the one who saved my soul;
By faith unto His promise I am clinging
And resting in the love that made me whole.

Sweeter ev’ry moment of the day,
Dearer all along my pilgrim way;
Jesus is my comfort and my stay,
His love is growing sweeter ev’ry day.

2 Tho’ human love should cease and friends should leave me,
The love of Christ forever will remain;
His heart of great compassion will receive me
His mercy and His grace shall never wane. [Refrain]

3 His everlasting arms of love enfold me,
I’m sheltered by the power of His might;
He walks with me to counsel and uphold me,
I’m walking in the blessed gospel light. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #59

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: My happy heart today with joy is singing
Title: Sweeter Every Moment
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Full Salvation #d121

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Songs of Full Salvation #59

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The Church School Hymnal #149

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