O my heart sings today, sings for joy and gladness

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [O my heart sings today]
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O my heart sings today, sings for joy and gladness,
Jesus saves, satisfies, banishes my sadness;
Guilt is gone, peace is mine, peace like to a river,
Jesus is wonderful, mighty to deliver.

Wonderful, wonderful, Jesus is to me,
Counselor, Prince of Peace, Mighty God is He;
Saving me, keeping me from all sin and shame,
Wonderful is my Redeemer, praise His name!

2 Once a slave, now I’m free, free from condemnation,
Jesus gives liberty and a full salvation;
Now the sins of the past have been all forgiven,
And my name is inscribed on the book of heaven. [Refrain]

3 Living here with my Lord in a holy union,
Day by day, all the way holding sweet communion;
O what change grace hath wrought in my lowly station!
Since my soul has received full and free salvation. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #2

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 my heart sings today, sings for joy and gladness
Title: Wonderful
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wonderful, wonderful, Jesus is to me, Counselor
Copyright: Public Domain



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