O Wonderful Story

O wonderful story true

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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

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 >

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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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