One came from the realms of the heavenly land

One came from the realms of the heavenly land

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [One came from the realms of the heavenly land]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 One came from the realms of the heavenly land
To ransom a sinner like me;
His wonderful love I cannot understand,
As boundless and deep as the sea.

O wonderful love,
O wonderful love,
That the King of all kings should be willing to die
To ransom a sinner like me!

2 The cross that He bore was the emblem of shame,
He died upon dark Calvary;
How can I sufficiently praise His dear name
For saving a sinner like me. [Refrain]

3 Upon Him my burden of guilt was all laid,
That I from its curse might be free;
In robes that are spotless I now am arrayed,
The robes that He purchased for me. [Refrain]

4 In me there is nothing to merit such love,
I never can fathom His grace;
But some day, I know, that in heaven above
I’ll look on His wonderful face. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #58

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: One came from the realms of the heavenly land
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: O wonderful, O wonderful love
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d83

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #58

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #343

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