The theme of my song

Others may sing of treasures of earth

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Others may sing of treasures of earth]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI
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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: Others may sing of treasures of earth
Title: The theme of my song
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is the lovely theme of my song
Copyright: © 1933, by Lillenas Publishing Co.



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