O my heart sings today, sings for joy and gladness

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

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



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