He Set Me Free

My soul is filled with joy and gladness

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [My soul is filled with joy and gladness]
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 My soul is filled with joy and gladness
Since Jesus came to me,
His love has banished all my sadness,
From sin I am set free.

Chorus:
He set me free, He set me free,
I was blind, but hallelujah, now I see!
I shall ne’er forget the day
When He washed my sins away,
And He set, He set me free.

2 The Comforter divine is dwelling
Within my soul today;
His love to others I am telling
Since Jesus came to stay. [Chorus]

3 The grace of Jesus hath abounded
For all my sins I see,
Salvation walls have me surrounded,
From sin I am set free. [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns: Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #45

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: My soul is filled with joy and gladness
Title: He Set Me Free
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: He set me free
Copyright: Public Domain

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