O Wonderful Story

O wonderful story true

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [O wonderful story true]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O wonderful story true,
Tho’ old it is ever new;
The story of love
From heaven above,
O wonderful story of Jesus.

O wonderful story of Jesus,
Its message I love to repeat;
O marvelous story of Jesus,
That wonderful story so sweet.

2 O wonderful story old,
‘Tis never too often told;
Glad victory swells,
Like sweet chiming bells,
From the wonderful story of Jesus. [Chorus]

3 O wonderful story sweet,
Its message I would repeat;
For those in despair
And burdened with care
Find joy in the story of Jesus. [Chorus]

4 O wonderful story true,
Its power can wonders do;
For pris’ners of sin
Their freedom can win
Thro’ the wonderful story of Jesus. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #94

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 >

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First Line: O wonderful story true
Title: O Wonderful Story
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O wonderful story of Jesus


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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #94

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