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

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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

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



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

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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