Jesus Answers Prayer

Plead the precious promises of Jesus

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Plead the precious promises of Jesus]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Plead the precious promises of Jesus,
Cast upon Him all your anxious care,
Call upon Him and He will deliver,
For Jesus answers prayer.

Jesus answers prayer,
Jesus answers prayer,
Cast on Him your burden, roll on Him your care;
Plead His word of love and His promise prove,
For Jesus answers prayer.

2 When the storm and stress of life surround you,
And the load seems more than you can bear,
Go to Him for aid and He will help you,
For Jesus answers prayer. [Refrain]

3 When perplexing problems you are facing,
And the path seems rugged ev’rywhere,
Look to Jesus, He will safely guide you,
For Jesus answers prayer. [Refrain]

4 Matters not what sorrows may enfold you,
There is One who can your heartache share;
Go to Him whatever may befall you,
For Jesus answers prayer. [Refrain]

Source: The Modern Hymnal #303

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: Plead the precious promises of Jesus
Title: Jesus Answers Prayer
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus answers prayer, Jesus answers prayer
Publication Date: 1919
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Modern Hymnal #303

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