O captive soul by sin oppressed

O captive soul by sin oppressed

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [O captive soul by sin oppressed]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O captive soul by sin oppress’d,
How long your heart has sighed for rest,
Lift up your eyes for God is near
To set you free from bondage drear.

He sets the captive free, glory to His name,
Gives perfect liberty, O glory to His name!
The prison doors must quake and chains of sin will break
When Jesus sets the captive free.

2 The galling yoke so hard to bear,,
Has borne you down to dark despair,
Lift up your voice, on Jesus call,
His mighty arm can conquer all. [Refrain]

3 He came to set the captive free,
To ring the bells of liberty,
He came to heal the broken heart
And needed grace to you impart. [Refrain]

Source: Evangelistic Songs #41

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: O captive soul by sin oppressed
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: He sets the captive free
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evangelistic Songs #41

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