O Love of Calvary

O love of Calvary, O mercy full and free

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [O love of Calvary]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O love of Calvary,
O mercy full and free,
That comes to rescue me
And make me whole!
Although by sin beguiled,
Thro’ grace I am His child;
From all that once defiled
He keeps my soul.

O love of Calvary,
O love divine,
O mercy full and free,
That love is mine!
As high as heav’n above,
Deep as the sea,
Broad as eternity,
O Calvary.

2 O love of Calvary,
For all eternity,
That love shall ever be
Undying, true!
That love beyond compare,
Redeemed me from despair,
It lifted all my care
And made me new. [Refrain]

3 O love of Calvary,
Within Thy mystery,
My soul shall ever be
Amazed, but glad!
My heart, once hard as stone,
Transformed by Thee alone,
And made Thy royal throne,
Cannot be sad. [Refrain]

Source: Full Gospel Songs #9

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 love of Calvary, O mercy full and free
Title: O Love of Calvary
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O love of Calvary
Publication Date: 1923
Copyright: Public Domain



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Full Gospel Songs #9

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Songs of Conquest #110

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